Brief Dealing with the Original Sin Driving Health Costs
The Government We Deserve
C. Eugene Steuerle
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In budget policy, myths are progress's number one enemy. One silly fiction now making the rounds is that we don't know how to judge the relative value of different types of health care, so we can't control health care costs-at least not for now. Like many myths, this one contains an element of truth-there is a lot we don't know. So what? It's still a myth that we know too little to act.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State Children's Health Insurance Program Children's health and development
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center