What is the driver of healthcare costs?

Posted on April 12, 2013

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Jeffrey Pfeiffer on healthcare costs:

“But the thing that few people talk about, and that no serious policy proposal attempts to fix—the arrangement that accounts for much of the difference between health spending in the U.S. and other places—is the enormous administrative overhead costs that come from lodging health-care reimbursement in the hands of insurance companies that have no incentive to perform their role efficiently as payment intermediaries.”

Read this interesting blog post here.

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