Dead or Alive? U.S. Health Care Reform

June 1995
Risk Management (00355593);Jun95, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p31
Trade Publication
The spectacular collapse of the federal health care reform in the U.S. in 1994 has been attributed to many causes. Most U.S. citizens were concerned with only three problems: availability of health care coverage; the ability to pay for care by low-income earners above the Medicaid level; and a stop to the meteoric rise in health care costs. These and other issues were discussed during the session 'Health Care Reform: The 100 Yard Dash to What?' in 1995. Instead of crafting reform measures that addressed the three critical areas, the federal effort tried to ambitiously revamp the entire system, which ended in failure.


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