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By now we've talked a lot about how the cost of health -- is the budget -- cities states and the feds.
Now a group representing health insurance companies is unveiling its plan to fix things the highlights of the part of the plan are as follow reasonable -- Get the government to reduce all count.
Medical costs number to eliminate state by state regulations and make health care coverage portable all across the comfort three.
Get the government to provide tax credits so lower income Americans could buy health insurance all right three points joining me now to talk about this is counted nine.
She is the president of America's Health Insurance Plans -- we appreciate -- being with us today thank you very much.
right now you want price controls you want to cash.
Cap on medical costs -- got a point now from view -- that that's very much in your interest that's in the interest of the health insurance companies because.
It would control fuel costs it would secure book you'll margins.
Well first of -- We're not talking about price controls we're talking about is a very different concept.
As you know very well and you've talked about in this program repeatedly we're spending more than 2.5 trillion dollars on health care right now.
All the experts say.
Approximately 30% of what spent.
Is not best practice some say it's unnecessary to have been something that's going to certainly want to -- and Atlanta audition but you look you know put accountable at all.
My with a price controls a one minute -- interest and that's happening on my other point I'll tell me about.
Let let me explain what we're doing.
-- we say that if you look at the trajectory of the growth in the future.
We're asking congress to set a target to reduce the growth that would occur if nothing is done.
Businesses working family -- injuries are shrinking under rising costs but how do they do it.
We proposed that they establish a -- a group an independent body.
To figure out a roadmap.
That's gonna look at supply issues -- a look at quality issues gonna look at the research the data opportunities to -- channel.
The efforts from catastrophic coverage to wellness early intervention.
And come up with a roadmap that would be presented to congress if we asked congress to do that.
It's gonna be impossible to get to -- politics that it's -- given the extent of this crisis as you observed on this program repeatedly.
We think that it takes an extraordinary measures this is not a price control it's a cap on the future rate of growth.
That congress can take our recommendations which -- 30% they could do 22 to 25 but the point does that have to do something all right you say we want a -- attacks a break.
Tax what is it now you call it a tax credits -- -- refundable tax credit if attacks but he's -- -- yes it's a subsidy.
So the people who can afford -- a product.
-- -- the people can afford health insurance coverage so people can afford to get into the system.
To get their chronic illness is taken care of -- they don't wait until the latest possible stage.
When things are catastrophe to actually -- the system it doesn't know Brokaw Clark -- that if you -- doesn't it doesn't control costs.
In fact what it does is it provides people.
A helping hand to get into the system to get their prevention to get their wellness to get their chronic care.
We know early intervention works so we have to get people into the system we have to keep them into the system.
And then have to follow their doctor's orders and that's that's also another issue.
I'm coming up against a hot reckon I'll apologize for that -- -- counting on the fact so much for joining us we appreciate it thinks they're a good.
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