The Art of Compromise

August 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2009, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p20
The article discusses the overall impact of a government-sponsored plan on the health care sector amidst adverse economic condition in the U.S. The impact of the public plan's lower administration costs, overhead and physician reimbursement on private health insurers is mentioned. According to Robert Zirkelbach of America's Health Insurance Plans, a government healthcare plan could pose financial threats to hospitals in the country. Jacob Hacker, one of the leading proponents of the public option, explains how his proposal can benefit the industry.


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