UCSF primary care expert participates in White House health policy roundtable

Kevin Grumbach, MD, chair of the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, participated in a health policy roundtable at the White House on August 10. The forum was chaired by Nancy Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office of Health Reform, and addressed primary care and medical home innovations. Dr. Grumbach commented that insurance coverage for Americans is only the first part of health care transformation; high-quality, patient-centered care also needs to be accessible to all people. He stated that incentives in our current health care system are misplaced and should be redirected to care built on primary care. Dr. Grumbach appears at 1:25:15 of C-SPAN’S coverage of the event.