President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Outlines Economic Case for Health Care Reform

The Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President published on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, The Economic Case for Health Care Reform. We provide an excerpt from the beginning of the Executive Summary that highlights “large economic impacts” of health care reform, and the report’s conclusion (Section VII on pp. 38-39) that highlights that the current “American health care system is on an unsustainable path.” Excerpt from Executive Summary The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts of health care reform.  The report provides an overview of current economic impacts of health care in the United States and a forecast…

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