According to the National Journal, a new report indicates that states are better equipped to reform the health care system and contain costs than the federal government.
“The report—funded by Kaiser Permanente and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—outlines measures states can take to improve care and reduce cost. According to the contributors, states have unique tools to take the lead in addressing the issues with the U.S. health care system in ways the federal government cannot.”
“The unique ability of governors to gather stakeholders to find collaborative solutions is the first in the committee’s seven recommendations to states, and generally acknowledged as the critical first step to achieving the others.”
“Although the ACA is seen as a national health care overhaul, the way the law has rolled out has placed great deal of responsibility on states, blurring the line between the federal and state role in managing care.”Save to Favorites