Report suggests how U.S. could save $2 trillion in health costs

01/10/2013 | Reuters

A Commonwealth Fund report said the U.S. health care system could save about $2 trillion over a decade by adopting annual spending targets and getting government programs and private insurers to increase efforts to provide cost-effective care. Commonwealth Fund president Dr. David Blumenthal said the idea could gain traction in deficit-reduction negotiations as an alternative to cutting entitlement programs.

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