Cost Control and the Affordable Care Act: Cramping Our Health Care Appetite

51 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2013  

Barry R. Furrow

Drexel University - Earle Mack School of Law

Date Written: June 30, 2013

Abstract

This article examines the usual explanations for high U.S. health care costs, including medical technology, physician spending, patient choices and others. It then looks at the Affordable Care Act and other regulatory ideas to slow and better rationalize the high costs of the American system, describing and commenting on the good ideas in the ACA, including new organizational models, new centers to give medicine an evidence-based approach, and government powers such as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) that aim to slow Medicare cost increases.

Suggested Citation

Furrow, Barry R., Cost Control and the Affordable Care Act: Cramping Our Health Care Appetite (June 30, 2013). 13 Nevada Law Journal 822 (Spring 2013); Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-A-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2287465

Barry R. Furrow (Contact Author)

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