Dan Hilferty, President & CEO of Independence Blue Cross and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Board of Directors, addressed issues concerning health care coverage and the cost of prescription drugs on Fox Business.
The growing concerns of the need for health care coverage for individuals with preexisting health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, were a main focus during the interview. Hilferty confirmed that Independence Blue Cross works to support those with preexisting health conditions in all communities.
As for the high prices for prescription drugs, Hilferty suggested working towards better accessibility to generic prescriptions. “We believe that if we can get generics to the market place faster, if we can educate clinicians and consumers, and if were using a pre-check program to make sure that clinicians know that they can advise patents to get a lower cost generic drug–we have to get them to the market faster,” Hilferty recommends during the Fox Business interview.
Hilferty was a recent guest speaker on Select Greater Philadelphia’s podcast, Growing Greater Philadelphia. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Independence LIVE shared his insights about growing up in our community, his career, and the future of healthcare.