Harrisburg panel focuses on broken health care system

by DAVID WENNER, Of The Patriot-News

A panel of people including health care providers, business and organized labor gathered in Harrisburg today to push for America to address its health care crisis.

But while they all agreed the health care system is broken, there was little consensus on how to fix it.
For example, a representative of AARP argued that government must take the lead in finding solutions, and touted Medicare as perhaps the best part of the existing system.

Yet businesses groups including the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry tended to take a dim view of government interventions.

They tend to favor limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, less regulation, greater competition among health insurers and health care providers, and measures that would motivate people to take more responsibility for their health.

The panel was organized by the American Hospital Association.

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