Adjusting the Prescription: CED Recommendations for Health Care Reform

CED’s latest paper on health care reform, “Adjusting the Prescription: Committee for Economic Development Recommendations for Health Care Reform,” describes how long-term improvement in quality, affordability, and access requires the right balance between the roles of government and the market. CED believes this balance would be achieved through a market-driven system, based on private-sector competition and cost‑conscious consumer choice. It is a follow-up to CED’s 2007 report, Quality, Affordable Health Care for All: Moving Beyond the Employer-Based Health-Insurance System.

This vision builds on the ACA’s advances by strengthening and broadening the new law’s use of those market incentives to drive innovation for higher quality and lower cost, while maintaining an appropriate role for government to facilitate access and ensure that markets work.

Health Care Videos

An Overview of CED's Health Care Recommendations
Why Improving Consumer Choice in Health Care is Paramount
The Problem with Fee-For-Service Health Care Plans
How CED's Health Care Reform Plan Would be Funded
Why Tax Credits Would Boost Innovation in Health Care
The Research and Development Process Behind CED's 2015 Health Care Report
How Employer Health Care Plans Would Fare Under CED's Proposals

Date Published
April 23, 2015

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