Alternative Paths to a High Performance U.S. Health System: Impact of Three Approaches on Health Care Spending

Source: Stephanie Mika and Rachel Nuzum, Commonwealth Fund, July 17, 2009

From the summary:
National health reform efforts are seeking to expand insurance coverage, improve quality of care, and “bend the health care cost curve.” At the center of the debate is whether a new public health insurance option should be offered to the under-65 population, and how this public plan should be structured. A recent Commonwealth Fund report analyzed alternative public plan options and presented estimates of the impacts on health spending compared with projected trends.

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