Review advocates changes that would limit health care costs by $2T

01/10/2013 | Reuters

A study from the Commonwealth Fund concludes that $2 trillion could be trimmed from health care spending over 10 years if the federal government pressed to keep costs in line with GDP growth. The review calls for a yearly spending target and action by insurers, Medicaid, Medicare and other programs to push providers toward more cost-effective models. The idea has the potential to gain support from both parties in the next deficit talks, Commonwealth Fund President Dr. David Blumenthal said.

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