Health Reform Initiatives Underway But Challenges Await

by Mike Stock  on Monday, Sep. 10, 2012 12:00 am  

Mike StockPresident/CEO QualChoice of Arkansas

One of the primary goals of health reform is to make health care accessible to more people. But, it is not enough to simply increase accessibility; it must also decrease costs. To accomplish this it is important to understand the dynamics of rising health care costs. Expanding coverage without addressing the rising costs will not cure our inefficient system regardless of who pays the bills — private insurers, government, employers or individuals. Most industry experts believe that to effectively reform health care, we must find ways to improve quality and get control of the broader causes of rising costs.

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