The U.S. has to push for sustainable improvements to health care, according to the CEO of Johnson & Johnson.
Congressional Republicans unveiled a broad plan for replacing Obamacare on Mar. 6, which was met with harsh resistance from various factions, including medical service providers who said the bill would probably cause many patients to lose insurance and raise healthcare costs.
For J&J CEO Alex Gorsky, the U.S. saw some "good news" for health care under Barack Obama's presidency and the key will be to make smart revisions going forward, he told CNBC from the China Development Forum in Beijing.
"Whether you take the new plan, the old plan, we are going to have to make changes," he said.
"The challenges are that we still have a lot of other issues to take care of how are we going to make sure that we continue to make some of the important improvements to health care, from a quality, from an affordability and from a sustainability point of view," he said. "And I think that's what we're going to have to work on, to bring forth the next round."