Bush Official Sees Peril in Health Plan

The man who helped oversee Medicare in the last administration describes the nation’s biggest government-run health plan as a fiscal disaster, and he says reform proposals that would build on it are a prescription for failure.

The federal program for the elderly and disabled provides uncoordinated care, it is indifferent to quality, and “every incentive in the system is to provide more care, not better care,” Michael O. Leavitt, who served as secretary of health and human services under President George W. Bush, said in an interview yesterday.

Leavitt argued vehemently against a centerpiece of reform proposals by President Obama and key Democrats in Congress, saying that offering Americans the choice of a public health plan would lead to “essentially a bankrupt system.”

via Bush Official Sees Peril in Health Plan – washingtonpost.com.

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