Completely missing from this article?
Plans to bend the health care cost curve are pretty plentiful in the nation’s capital. Lots of think tanks and coalitions have plans to cut billions (even trillions) in health care spending.
The Partnership for Sustainable Health Care argues it’s something different. The new alliance, which includes health plans, a hospital and consumer advocates, isn’t looking to bring fresh ideas to the debate. It recognizes this city has no shortage of think tank proposals.
Instead, the Partnership wants to start putting political muscle behind the ideas that already exist — and, after it does that pass legislation that would control health care costs in a way the Affordable Care Act doesn’t.
That’s right: any indication of how they expect to get Republicans to sign off on giving more funding* to Obamacare. Spoiler warning: the Republicans won’t.
Yeah, about that Affordable part. vlt.tc/swt
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) April 11, 2013
PS: While we’re on the subject: I think that the time has come for some serious concessions be made to the GOP, in exchange for the doc fix being renewed.
*Whenever you see the word ‘incentivize’ in a sentence used in relation to government policy, you can safely translate it as ‘subsidize.’