For cynics and critics, nine Pioneer ACOs dropping out of the program spells doom for the entire accountable care movement. While I understand that sentiment to some degree, I think people are willing to write their obituary far too soon

I’m used to deflecting negativity. It’s part of where I come from and how I am.

That’s not to say I never have moments of doubt and skepticism (after all, I do work in the field of journalism). Quite the opposite; I can be extremely pessimistic and sarcastic. But a lot of times, if I believe in something, I’m going to stick with it until the bitter end.

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