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Opinion: Regional healthcare: Disrupt the pace of innovation

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 13, 2014
This month marked the launch of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Change is coming across the country in the way health insurance is offered, along with new coverage for the previously uninsured. What will it mean for the Richmond region? Richmond's Future has been investigating that question for more than a year to recommend steps that the region should be taking now in order to participate successfully in these health care changes. Richmond's Future is a think tank led by Eugene Trani, president emeritus of VCU. Trani asked a task force of 16 representatives from the major health systems, venture capital and law firms, and state government to research how health care can be a driver of growth in the Richmond region.