Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cutting health care costs

This article was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The authors are among some of the top U. S. health economists. Sponsored by Center for American Progress  (Cap). CAP held a session today with several of these authors. Highly recommend their propsals. See article for their 11proposals. Think pay for performance in FFS needs adding. 

In the session, mention was made that ACA has already significantly lowered costs. I plan to get more details. This is a very important finding that needs more publicity.

John Reichard in CQ healthbeat has an excellent summary of the article and this session.
Here is his article republished by the Commonwealth Fund 

Reuters has an article about Walmart supporting this proposal:

Wal-Mart backs Democratic plan to cut healthcare costs. 

here is an article on yesterday's session Liberal group touts plan to curb health spending





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