National Academy of Medicine

Controlling Costs: A Distinction and Our Choice

By Tom Daschle
February 24, 2012 | Commentary

Amidst the politicized and polarized debate on health care policy, it is encouraging to know that the goal of this discussion remains unchanged; Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, and liberals all seem to agree that we should be working to create a high-value, high-performance health marketplace with greater access, better quality, and lower cost.


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