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Decision makers differ on how to mend broken health system

Washington Post, June 9, 2009

For more than a decade, researchers have documented the inequities, shortcomings, waste, and dangers in uncoordinated medical services that consume nearly one-fifth of the U.S. economy. Exorbitant medical bills thrust too many families into bankruptcy, hinder the global competitiveness of U.S. companies, and threaten the government's long-term solvency. But the consensus on the issue breaks down on the question of how best to create a coordinated, high-performing, evidence-based system that provides the right care at the right time to the right people, according to this article from the Washington Post.