Health Industry Preparing for More Cost-Cutting Discussions
Health care groups are preparing for further discussion on cuts to the health care sector after the 2012 elections. Observers say they are particularly concerned that potential efforts to cut spending will shift greater costs to individuals, health insurers and health care providers. Some proposals have involved broad changes to how Medicare and Medicaid reimburse health care providers or to improving the coordination of care for dual eligibles.
- "Health Care Groups Laying Groundwork for Post-Election Debate Over Cost Cuts" (Werber Serafini/Carey, Kaiser Health News/Washington Post, 11/20).