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Victor Fuchs is disappointed

Well-known health economist Victor Fuchs, PhD, always has interesting things to say about health care reform efforts (see here and here). Now he's shared more of his thoughts in this Q&A with Kaiser Health News' Laurie McGinley. The take-away message: he doesn't think we're close to implementing meaningful reform. As Laurie explains it:

Despite being a supporter of President Barack Obama, Dr. Fuchs suggests that the president and Congress are more interested in getting a reform proposal that can pass than getting a plan that will curb health costs over the long run.

And Dr. Fuchs later tells Laurie:

So unfortunately... I think [Obama] hasn't done the kind of long, hard work that needs to be done. I think it's going to take several years of hard education work... to come up with a really good reform plan.

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