Gun to the head: Debt-ceiling law reminds providers who runs the healthcare show

August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p21
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The author talks about a series of cuts and regulations by the U.S. government that reminds the healthcare industry who is in charge in 2011. He cites the Budget Control Act of 2011 approved in August, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the value-based purchasing regulations. A report on healthcare costs estimated 2.6 trillion U.S. dollars was spent on healthcare in 2010, 45% of which was covered by the government. Also discussed is the 1.5 trillion U.S. dollar 10-year savings plan.


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