Raising Women’s Voices

Daschle: What Can We Expect Of The Health Czar In Waiting?

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on December 18, 2008

Jeff Goldsmith attempts to predict the future of healthcare with Daschle, based off a close analysis of Daschle’s book Critical: What We Can Do about the Healthcare Crisis, published earlier this year. Goldsmith summarizes the new adminstration’s strategy into “speed, simplicity, and alignment with congressional health policymakers.” Furthermore, Goldsmith acknowledges Daschle as the “first major national political figure to acknowledge publicly the crucial connection between the politics of the mandated benefit and the affordability of universal coverage.” In addition, Goldsmith believes essential health issues “could be punted to the Federal Health Board, which could take at least eighteen months to get organized and report to Congress on how to structure the benefit…buy[ing] Obama time for the economy to recover…”

To read the full article, please visit: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2008/12/15/daschle-what-can-we-expect-of-the-health-czar-in-waiting/#more-475

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