Health Reform: The Fateful Moment
Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis by Senator Tom Daschle, with Scott S. Greenberger and Jeanne M. Lambrew
Theodore R. Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Political Science at Yale.
The author of The Politics of Medicare (2000), his most recent book is Fads, Fallacies and Foolishness in Medical Care Management and Policy. (August 2009)
Jonathan Oberlander, visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and an associate professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Political Life of Medicare. (August 2009)
“……Whatever health reform legislation emerges this fall (if any), we can plausibly predict that it will substantially reduce the number of uninsured Americans.
That in itself would be a major achievement, though it will surely fall short of universal coverage.
Moreover, unless it provides system-wide limits on health care spending, any legislation that emerges from Congress will not reliably control the costs of medical care. These two issues are closely linked. Failure to control costs would jeopardize the very gains in health insurance coverage that reform promises…………..”
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