In May 2017, CVS Health Chief Executive Officer Larry Merlo was interviewed on NPR’s Here and Now program. There, he offered his thoughts on health care reform, the role of the private sector in improving health care delivery and the nation’s opioid abuse crisis.
Promoting Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care
Throughout the interview, Merlo stressed the importance of making health care more affordable and effective for all Americans, while enabling the private sector to advance market competition and innovation.
“Health care spending is increasing too fast: nearly $1 out of every $5 in the country goes toward health care, so clearly there are things that aren't working in our delivery system,” he noted.