Why Cost Control is an Important Issue…for Everyone
Conservatives have long been known as hawkish on health care spending. But in this New York Times piece, Ezekiel Emanuel, a physician and former Obama administration budget staffer, explains why rising health costs should be a top concern on the other end of the political spectrum as well. He argues that the more we spend on health care, the less we can spend on other things we value, and he points to the direct relationship between rising costs and the number of uninsured Americans. While the relationship between coverage and cost may well change in 2014, rising costs will continue to be a burden on states and American families, and Emanuel would have progressives work to address it.
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