Raising Women’s Voices

U.S. Health Care System Overhaul Needed To Reduce Costs, Columnist Writes

Posted in Affordability by raisingwomensvoices on July 21, 2008

“Health care will become one of the most onerous personal finance issues in coming years unless the system is changed to ensure universal access, cost control and long-term financing,” Bloomberg columnist John Wasik writes in the Bloomberg/Boston Globe. He writes that the establishment of an “entirely government-run program may be untenable and politically unacceptable,” and that the “road to a solution can merge both private and public interest.” According to Wasik, such a “hybrid” health care system would use audit firms to determine areas to reduce costs, negotiate lower prices for services, base payments for services on performance and outcomes, and increase use of efficient technologies.

read_more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/113937.php

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