DC Politicians Stuck Fighting Wrong Health-Care Battle While Front-Line Care Givers Actually Produce Measurable Results

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"While Washington wonks continue to bicker over health policy, positive change is occurring outside the Beltway. Last week, the Altarum Institute, a research organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, reported that the moderation in the growth of health-care costs we have seen over the past few years is continuing: Total health spending rose by less than 4 percent from February 2011 to February 2012. And it's encouraging to see the progress that doctors, hospitals and other providers are making to improve the value of care -- by cutting back on unnecessary procedures, for example, expanding their use of information technology, and switching from fee-for- service to compensation schemes aimed at maximizing the quality of treatment. Instead of examining these changes and finding ways to encourage them, the Washington policy discussion continues to demonstrate its ability to...

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