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Access to Health Care (Health Care Reform)

Costs

Health care cost predictability to include the elimination of all cost-shifting, explicit rationing (basic benefits), technology review, the use of consistent and responsible utilization review, consumer education and cost sharing, and the use of data and marketplace dynamics (i.e. contracting mechanisms, negotiated rates, payment reform) by purchasers and providers of care. (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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