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AHIP Statement on the Status of Health Care Reform
Date:2/22/2010

gh unit-costs for medical services;
  • Lack of transparency – which leaves patients and their physicians in the dark about which treatments are safest, best and most cost effective;
  • Payment systems that reward volume rather than value;
  • System-wide administrative costs;
  • Inadequate support for prevention, wellness and chronic care management; and
  • Out-of-control medical liability system.

  • “The refusal to fundamentally address underlying medical costs leaves policymakers with two financing options: cutting Medicare and raising taxes. The American people are understandably very concerned about that approach. They want—and our country needs—health care reform that reduces the rate of growth of health care costs.”

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    Robert Zirkelbach
    202-778-8493

    America’s Health Insurance Plans – Providing Health Benefits to More Than 200 Million Americans

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