A Call to Arms

A January report from the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission urges states to take the lead to reform fee-for-service health care delivery systems and gain control of the spiraling costs associated with them. To that end, seven specific recommendations have been advanced, along with a few for the federal government. The upshot of the report is that the nation is at a tipping point on health care costs; something has to give. While the arguments are compelling, the proposed solution is not without challenges.