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Does the solution to fixing US Health Care lie in Holland?

I'd like to thank daily blog reader Chris Kramer, for pointing us towards this interesting article (pdf) from the Iowa Hospital Association. 

I found several things particularly interesting in this article.  One, the concept of managed competition for health insurers.  Two, that this concept was originally proposed 3 decades ago!  And third, that it seems to be working in Holland.  In all, this is a quick, but insightful read reminding us that very few ideas are really new. 

What matters is that ideas get action, and get viral!

For those very interested in the managed competition concept, check out Alain Enhoven's faculty bio page, particularly the press releases at the bottom.

ERIC


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