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Wall Street Comes to Washington: Market Watchers and Policy Analysts Evaluate the Health Care System

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Publication Date: September 2001

Publisher(s): Center for Studying Health System Change

Series: Issue Brief No. 43

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Type: Brief


As health care costs surge again, most insured consumers are enjoying greater access to care, many health plans are prospering and employers are wringing their hands over how to pay for it all, according to market and health policy analysts at the Center for Studying Health System Change’s (HSC) sixth annual Wall Street roundtable. Panelists discussed the outlook for managed care, including the Medicare+Choice program, hospitals and pharmaceutical costs; the untapped promise of evidence-based medicine to help control costs; and the growing animosity between health plans and providers.