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Investing In Medical Innovation Could Have Positive Effect On Health Care Costs

News outlets report that some experts say this investment could help with job creation and American competitiveness in the international marketplace.

The Hill: Medical Innovation Pitched As Key To Lower Healthcare Costs
Government and business officials on Wednesday called for greater investment in medical research as a way to keep the U.S. competitive, create jobs, and even lower health care costs (Pecquet, 1/12).

CQ HealthBeat: Panelists: United States Is Falling Behind On Medical Innovation
The desire to ramp up federal funding for health research and development is up against the reality of a dismal economy and a budget deficit that is shaping the new Congress' intent to cut budgets rather than increase them (Norman, 1/12).

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