Paul Rothman among health care leaders to meet with Donald Trump

CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine visited Mar-a-Lago estate to discuss reform efforts at Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Paul B. Rothman, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, met with President-elect Donald Trump and other health care leaders on Wednesday to discuss reform efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

"I am thankful and encouraged by the president-elect's interest in meeting with leaders from several of the country's health care and research institutions," Rothman said in an emailed statement to the Johns Hopkins community. "I believe Mr. Trump's interest reflects his recognition of the critical importance of health care and biomedical research to the country."

A senior official on Trump's transition team said the president-elect is considering a reform that would allow veterans to seek care from private hospitals.

Rothman was joined by leaders from the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, and Boston-based Partners HealthCare. The meeting was held at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

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