The 5 Big Health Care Dilemmas

Tumulty, Karen
June 2009
Time;6/15/2009, Vol. 173 Issue 23, p24
The article discusses U.S. health care, examining five specific challenges facing those that attempt to reform the health-care system. The five issues include resistance to a government-run plan, sources of funds for overhauling the health-care system, the total number of uninsured Americans that will ultimately receive coverage, the services to be covered, and changes needed to create cost efficiency and effectiveness.


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