Surya Yalamanchili on Health Care

Last Updated : Oct 08, 2010

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Medicare and Medicaid (-$35 trillion) are the biggest concern as they project a shortfall almost three times greater than our current national debt. The programs are victim to unfavorable demographics (record retiring boomers) and skyrocketing costs in the overall healthcare system. We must first reign in costs to ever solve the problem of improving access to health care. This requires a broad range of solutions from tort reform, comparative effectiveness studies, increased competition and transparency in service pricing, and drug pricing reform. Only by reforming the health care system can we save Medicare/Medicaid and the US federal budget. Current legislation in the House and Senate, while productive for starting the conversation, do not go far enough to control costs.


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