This Bending the Curve report from the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, the third in a series, explores what can be done to close “major gaps in the quality and efficiency of health care.”
The authors suggest reforms that could save an estimated $300 billion or more in federal dollars over the next decade.
We propose a framework for reform that focuses on supporting person-centered care. With continued innovation toward more personalized care, this is the best way to improve care and health while also bending the curve of health care cost growth."
Reforms for Medicare:
Reforms for Medicaid and Care for Vulnerable Populations:
Reforms for Private Health Insurance Markets and Coverage:
Still other reforms recommended call for administrative changes to: support higher-value care; improve cost and quality transparency; promote effective antitrust enforcement; promote more efficient state medical liability systems; address outdated licensing barriers; and encourage states to implement system wide reforms.
The Engelberg Center's mission is to develop data-driven, practical policy solutions and recommendations that promote broad access to high-quality, affordable, and innovative care in the United States.
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