NEJM Perspective Provides Overview of Recent Health Reform Action
"Building Momentum as Democrats Forge Health Care Reform," New England Journal of Medicine: In a perspective piece, John Iglehart, a national correspondent for NEJM, reviews recent action on health reform. He discusses industry and provider groups' pledge to reduce spending by $2 trillion over the next 10 years, noting that the groups' pledge was a "recognition that the pace of reform is quickening and they wanted to be a full participant in negotiations." He also addresses congressional action, including discussions of a public insurance option and how lawmakers are attempting to address the cost of reform (Iglehart, NEJM, 5/14).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.