Options for Financing Health Reform: Comparing the Impact of Selected Policy Options

Source: Rachel Nuzum, Commonwealth Fund, June 24, 2009

From the summary:
A number of policies have been proposed to expand health insurance coverage and improve health system performance in a financially sustainable way. To illustrate how the potential impact of such reforms depends heavily on the details and structure of the reforms, the authors examine estimates from three sources: a recent Commonwealth Fund report containing projections prepared by The Lewin Group; the Office of Management and Budget; and the Congressional Budget Office. Estimates from all three sources indicate that early investments in reform could yield significant reductions in total health care spending over time through gains in the quality and efficiency of care.

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