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Commission proposes strategy to slow health spending growth

January 10, 2013

The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System today recommended 10 policies to control U.S. spending on health care. The proposals include payment reforms and incentives for providers to coordinate care, lower costs and improve outcomes; and incentives for consumers to choose high-value care based on quality and cost information. They also call for targeting growth in national health spending to per capita growth in gross domestic product, simplifying health plan administration and reforming the medical liability system. The report estimates the proposed policies could save $2 trillion over 10 years.