Coalition pushes for cost-containment clause for health care industry

10/23/2009 | NYTimes.com

The National Coalition on Health Care is urging Congress to create a clause that would bind health care businesses, particularly the drug industry, to "contribute their fair share of cost savings" if they fail to meet deadlines set in the health care reform legislation. "The [health reform] bill's goal is to provide quality and affordable health care for everyone, but if the new law is to be sustainable it must involve effective cost containment," said Ralph Neas, the coalition's chief executive.

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