Study of U.S. Health Care System Finds Both Waste and Opportunity to Improve
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Published: Wed. Sep 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Updated: Wed. Sep 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Comments: 0

New York Times: Study of U.S. Health Care System Finds Waste and Opportunity to Improve

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WASHINGTON — The American medical system squanders 30 cents of every dollar spent on health care, according to new calculations by the respected Institute of Medicine. But in all that waste and misuse, policy experts and economists see a significant opportunity — a way to curb runaway health spending, to improve medical outcomes and even to put the economy on sounder footing.
“Everybody from Paul Krugman to Paul Ryan agrees it is essential to restrain costs,” said Dr. Mark D. Smith, the president of the California HealthCare Foundation and the chairman of the committee that wrote the report, referring to the liberal economist and Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, and the conservative Wisconsin congressman who is Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate.

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