Include rural health care in reform effort
As Congress struggles with meaningful health care reform to meet President Obama's timeline, help from other venues will be needed and appreciated.
The announcement that hospitals will give up $155 billion over 10 years in expected payments from Medicare and Medicaid is huge. The savings, plus the $80 million pledged last month from pharmaceutical companies, will go a long ways in holding down the bill for health care reform to taxpayers below $1 trillion.
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