Bending The 'Cost Curve': Lawmakers, White House Consider A Bipartisan Route

Kaiser Health News staff writer Eric Pianin reports on the idea of a bipartisan idea to establish a commission to control future federal program spending. "Amid growing signs that health care overhaul legislation will do little to 'bend the cost curve' in the coming decade, lawmakers and administration officials are considering tougher steps to rein in costly entitlement programs and address mounting concerns about soaring deficits. One approach attracting widespread attention calls for the creation of a bipartisan commission to draft proposals to control the long-term costs of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security (10/27). Read the entire story.


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