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Policymakers’ interest in healthcare intensifies

Washington Post, June 17, 2008

Washington, DC, is gearing up for another run at healthcare reform, as the Congressional Budget Office has nearly doubled its health policy team and the Brookings Institution has snatched up more than a dozen researchers for a new center devoted to healthcare innovations. Smaller Washington think tanks are also taking experts from academia, private companies, and the Bush administration. With the renewed interest, many political and policy experts say the stars may be aligned for Congress to make big changes.