Graph of the Day: How to Contain Costs in Health Care Reform

There has been a great deal of concern lately that the health care reform bills in the House and Senate do not “bend the curve” or do enough to control costs in the national health care system. We spend $2 trillion dollars a year and that figure is expected to grow at a near exponential rate.

While studies suggest that the House health bill will cut costs, the New England Journal of Medicine helped us understand which policies will do that the best in this graph:

Picture 9The health bills contain many of these cost savings measures, but not necessarily to the scope that these estimates indicate will cause savings.

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