Cost-effective care is big underlying issue

November 2008
State Health Watch;Nov2008, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p4
This article discusses two strategies that U.S. states can use to address the problem of low-income adults who cannot afford health care. According to Jonathan Seib, a policy advisor to Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, the first strategy can be initiated by reducing the portion of charges for which the patient is responsible. Gregoire noted that the second strategy involves efforts to control the rising costs of care.


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