While President Obama has said that expanding health coverage to all Americans is a national priority, the nuts and bolts of such an endeavor bear much consideration. Accordingly, the Senate Finance Committee convened a roundtable discussion with a variety of industry and regulatory leaders.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, said that any effort to increase access to insurance must first address the rapidly rising cost of health care. While the health care challenge in this country is generally expressed in terms of the number of Americans without health insurance coverage, the root of the problem lies in the high cost of providing health care services in this country, she said.
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