Can We Buy Our Way to Health Reform?

Research Report

Can We Buy Our Way to Health Reform?

June 12, 2006

Abstract

No issue has stumped policymakers more than how to provide healthcare to its citizens in an efficient and fair manner. Every recent health "fix" has involved trying to buy health reform by devoting even more dollars to it. In simply throwing more money into the system, they add to, rather than subtract from, the fundamental problem that someone, somewhere, somehow has to decide what health spending is worthwhile and what is not.

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