Efficiency and Quality: The Role of Controlling Health Care Cost Growth in Health Care Reform

June 3, 2009
Paul B. Ginsburg

Expanding health insurance coverage to the more than 45 million uninsured Americans is a key U.S. policy goal, but expanding coverage without steps to contain rapidly rising health care costs is a recipe for failure. This Center for American Progress paper by HSC President Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., focuses on steps that can be taken as part of health reform to slow the trend of health spending, including steps that Congress can take now, as well as direction for developing and implementing longer-term policies.

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