Five health care associations and a union have sent a letter to President Obama committing to support his effort to cut the annual health care spending growth rate to save at least $2 trillion over the next decade.

Those savings would come by slowing the annual growth rate by an average of 1.5 precentage points during the next 10 years. But details are scarce. The associations, for instance, pledge to implement "common sense improvements in care delivery models, health information technology, workforce deployment and development, and regulatory reforms."

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