Smith: Serious Effort Needed To Reduce U.S. Health Costs
While the new health reform law "has many positive provisions," such as expanding health coverage to two million Californians, it lacks substantial measures to reduce health spending, Mark Smith, president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, writes in a Sacramento Bee opinion piece. Smith suggests several efforts to create a financially sustainable U.S. health system, including reforming provider payments, increasing efficiency, boosting consumer health information and innovating to provide high quality care at a lower cost. CHCF is the publisher of California Healthline.
- "Viewpoints: Health Care System Must Change Now" (Smith, Sacramento Bee, 6/2).