RISING COSTS FOR HEALTHCARE: Implications for Public Policy

The interconnection between costs, coverage, and quality is the subject of this study commissioned by the NFIB Research Foundation. The study describes ways to balance the desire for freedom of choice with the need to restrain nearly limitless desires for healthcare. It argues that a key element will be controlling the spending increases in Medicare and Medicaid. Additional topics addressed in the study include administrative costs, spending on certain specific illnesses, medical liability, eligibility and enrollment for public programs, disease management, tax rules, end-of-life care, integrated delivery systems, and reimbursement structures. This paper suggests remedies that do not jeopardize the considerable strengths of the American healthcare system.
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