There’s a Way to Pay For Health Care Reform – If There’s The Will

July 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

Congress should heed a new report from the Urban Institue if it is truly concerned about cost containment and the best way to pay for health care reform.  The Insitute recommends some adjustments to the way we deliver health care – increasing care coordination, improving chronic care and prevention, advancing electroninc medical records – and adjusting taxes. 

Not surprisingly, the report also concludes that a public option must be part of the mix if cost is really a concern.   In fact, the researchers found that including a public plan option in health reform would save between $224 to $400 billion.  

Once again, an independent study concludes that there IS a way to afford to provide health care for all Americans – if there’s the will.   Congress:  Read the report – and find the will. 

We need health care reform that is best for beneficiaries and most cost-effective for taxpayers.  We need a public option!

Entry filed under: Health Care Reform, Public vs. Private Health Coverage.

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