Obama on the Record: Healthcare Costs

Now, if we can do that in individual companies, there’s no reason why we can’t do that for a country as a whole. Part of what we want to do here, starting here today is to lift up these best practices so other companies can identify and potentially implement them; but also to make sure that when we think about how we’re going to reform the health care system as a whole, when we think about things like Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, when we think about how we can make the system more efficient, that we’re not just doing this in the abstract, but we’re actually taking proven measures that have been applied in the private sector and seeing how we can apply those, for example, to federal employees and our employee health care system. All this designed to save taxpayers money, save businesses money and ultimately make the American people healthier and happier and make sure that we’re getting a better bang for our health care dollar.

So it’s been a terrific conversation. This will be a part of the ongoing process that we’re developing over the next several months and I appreciate all of you for participating in a wonderful conversation.

All right. Thank you, guys.

(Source: White House)

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