In designing either reform, the interaction of the provider price schedule and the size of the markets included will have powerful implications for the magnitude of system-wide savings and effects on provider revenue. The lower the price schedule and the larger the markets to which they apply, the greater the potential for public and private savings. But greater, too, is the potential to disrupt health care provider markets.
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