At a time when Washington is exploring ways to tame the deficit, a postelection survey released on Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute indicates warning signs for the nation’s health industry. The survey shows that nearly seven out of 10 voters want President Obama to rein in high health care costs. When voters were asked to prioritize federal health care reductions, lower provider reimbursements and smaller investments in health information technology ranked highest. “The health sector must position itself to cater more to cost-conscious consumers and articulate its value proposition,” the report states.
30 Nov 2012