This op-ed for Morning Consult is part of an ongoing collaboration with George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on strategic health care topics, especially those pertaining to the individual, ACA-subsidized health insurance market and part-time workforces.
Nearly a decade since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the heated vitriol surrounding health care policy issues has only intensified on both sides of the aisle.
This political battle is particularly jarring, since Americans — in the face of rising and even accelerating health care costs — are increasingly finding common ground on health care reform. This should serve as a clear directive to elected officials: Put partisan bickering aside, and diligently focus on providing better health care for your constituents.
With that in mind, here are five ways that Republicans and Democrats can work together toward solutions that will benefit all Americans….