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Health Care Costs – Cut? Not!

For those of you attempting to follow the meandering health care reform debate … gold stars if you have any idea where this sits today … you might be interested in the recent Business Week article, Radical Surgery, about a hospital that slashes costs AND delivers high quality with innovative flair.

One parenthetical observation in this article is the reminder that “there are no proposals in either the House or Senate reform bill to scrap the fee-for-service system.” As a result, there is little expectation from the Congressional Budget Office that the legislation will do much to halt the medical health inflation.

Don’t you think some attempt to get at the core of health care costs should be the ante for any health care reform bill?

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