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Baucus Bill Does Not Bend the Cost Curve
Posted By Greg D'Angelo On November 4, 2009 @ 1:27 pm In Obamacare | Comments Disabled
A Lewin Group study  commissioned by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, finds that although the Baucus health care bill (the legislation that recently passed the Senate Finance Committee) is often touted as the most fiscally responsible of all of Congress’s reform plans, it “relies on certain cost containment approaches that have not worked in the past” and therefore “does not bend the total health care cost curve downward.”
Rather than fundamentally realigning incentives in the health sector to lower the overall cost of care, the Baucus bill imposes top down cuts in payments to medical providers which will only serve to shift costs around the current system. Here are some of the other key findings from the Lewin study on the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 (S.1796):
Click here  to read the full Lewin report.
Co-authored by Kathryn Nix.
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 Lewin Group study: http://www.pgpf.org/newsroom/press/lewin-group-senate/
 here: http://www.lewin.com/content/publications/Peterson_Finance_Report.pdf
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