Opinion: Encourage competition to control cost of care

06/20/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Congress can contain health costs by tying private- and public-sector payment for care to quality, write Pacific Business Group on Health CEO David Lansky and Walmart senior vice president Sally Welborn. Purchasers want Congress to encourage healthy competition among providers, make the quality and cost of care transparent, and provide incentives for providers and consumers to improve their health and care, they write.

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