, April 7, 2010

The federal government is now starting to build the institutions that will try to reduce the soaring growth of healthcare costs. There will be a group to compare the effectiveness of different treatments, a Medicare innovation center, and a Medicare oversight board that can set payment rates. But all these groups will face the same basic problem, the New York Times reports: Deep down, Americans tend to believe that more care is better care, and recoil from efforts to restrict care.

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