SPOTLIGHT: The business case for health reform

Brian Klepper and Pat Salber, from the Center for Practical Health Reform, argue that the health system is facing a deep crisis as the number of employers offering benefits falls rapidly, which in turn increases the pressure put on public programs and healthcare providers. They call for all parties in the system to put aside their narrow interests and agree to use modern management techniques based on IT and industrial processes to improve the cost-efficiency of care. They also call for a basic floor of care for all citizens. If not, they fear that government-imposed solutions are inevitable. Op-Ed