How to Ensure America Takes Its Medicine

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August 11, 2010

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CostEconomic ImpactsPolicy Implementation

The future of America depends upon Congress finding the political will to curtail the growth rate of national health expenditures. Every specific failure by Congress to act responsibly on a specific issue highlights the need for stronger medicine. The National Coalition on Health Care has prescribed adoption of a strategic policy including data collection, price transparency and a “failsafe mechanism” of equitable health system-wide growth rate reductions. In the years ahead, Congress and health industry stake holders must be held accountable for securing the sustainability of America’s health system. We need a “failsafe mechanism” to have a politically viable way to contain national health expenditure growth.

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