I saw your article yesterday, and I think there are some important corrections and clarifications that need to be made. The introduction to your piece is inaccurate. There was absolutely no blaming or finger pointing in the announcement we made last week– the whole initiative and methodology was developed in partnership with clinicians and clinical experts to address the opioid epidemic. It’s about working together and has nothing to do with blaming one industry or another. More specifically:
Health insurance providers are on the front lines of this crisis and are focused on working together and finding a solution.
Cathryn Donaldson is the director of communications and public affairs at Washington D.C.-based America's Health Insurance Plans.