The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation's premier health care companies and organizations, today honored Congressman Rodney Alexander as a "Champion of Healthcare Innovation" at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Alexander was honored at the Council's annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. The day-long event is dedicated to showcasing new developments in health care technologies, treatments and practices. This year's event featured, among other displays, new technologies in treating diabetes and kidney disease as well digital health coaching programs to help people improve their own well-being.
"Perfecting a 21st century healthcare system that is both affordable and accessible for all Americans and that provides care of the highest quality hinges on support for healthcare innovation. We need to constantly develop new and better ways to deliver care and link patients and consumers to the healthcare system," said HLC president Mary R. Grealy. "We're grateful for Congressman Alexander's leadership, dedication and hard work in advancing the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of American healthcare."
"America's healthcare system continues to face serious challenges, and the challenges are compounded by the massive overreaches of the Affordable Care Act. I agree that some degree of reform is needed to improve our current health care system. However, we must endorse measures that will lower costs, protect jobs, and keep the patient's needs at the heart," said Alexander. "I am proud to be recognized as a "Champion of Healthcare Innovation' and vow to keep working with my colleagues in both chambers to offer bold ideas to help solve our nation's healthcare challenges--solutions we can afford today, so they are still around tomorrow."