Author: Julia Witt

How Should We Decide What to Cover Under Medicare? looks at the Oregon approach to health care coverage decision-making, and demonstrates how an improved version of the Oregon model would result in a truer reflection of the collective values of society’s members in deciding what medical services should have first claim on the scarce public health care dollars available. Says author and health economist Julia Witt, “We need to generate a healthy and constructive public debate about what our priorities are in health care, removing decisions about listing and delisting from the bureaucratic and unaccountable process where they are now taken.”

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