Common principles for health care reform

February 18, 2009
by George J. Brown, guest opinion
The Oregonian

We're entering a time of heightened debate about health care reform, at both the national and state levels...

Preventing disease in the first place saves even more money and improves health. According to the Trust for America's Health, an investment in prevention of just $10 per person per year could save $16 billion per year, a return of $5.60 for every dollar invested. As the health care payment and delivery systems are reformed, provider reimbursement for prevention and chronic disease management must be part of the package.

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