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Heritage: Healthcare Turning Point

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Heritage: Healthcare Turning Point
March 7, 2013 11:30 am
March 7, 2013 1:00 pm
Heritage Foundation
February 25, 2013
Heritage Foundation HQ
214 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC, DC, 20002, United States

If the furious debate around the state of health care in the
United States has led to any consensus, it’s that the system should be delivering better
quality for less cost than it does. The truth is that our health care system is a sprawling
mix of competing interests in which those of the patient are valued least. Too much
discussion has devolved to simplistic scapegoating, and too few comprehensive,
constructive solutions have been offered.
In Healthcare at a Turning Point, Rita Numerof and co-author Michael Abrams outline a
new market-based business model that aligns industry financing mechanisms with the
goals of prevention, improved quality, and reduced costs. Drawing on more than 25 years
of cross-industry consulting experience, the authors articulate a market-based vision of
the industry, examine the failures and unanticipated consequences of past efforts to
reduce costs, and spotlight perverse incentives that distort the way the health care system
operates. They also present concrete recommendations for change within the health care
delivery, insurance, pharmaceutical, device and diagnostics sectors and explain the
changes that employers, consumers and policymakers can make to create a more
customer-responsive system that delivers more value. To learn more and register, please

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