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What really drives healthcare spending

Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2010

In this opinion piece published online by the Wall Street Journal, Jason Fodeman, MD, and Robert A. Book, PhD, of the Heritage Foundation write that much of the motivation driving healthcare reform is grounded in the belief that U.S. healthcare spending is too high and rising too quickly. But this strong consensus that healthcare spending is too high and growing too fast has not led to agreement on the causes or the appropriate responses, the write.