Health care spending will be at the heart of efforts to cut the federal deficit, this fall and well into the future. The best way to reduce unnecessary spending, says Karen Davis, president of The Commonwealth Fund, is making sure everyone gets the right care, using new provider payment mechanisms. In this video, Dr. Davis outlines some of these payment reforms and lays out the case for greater use of comparative effectiveness research to learn "what really works."

This video is part of a series produced by the non-partisan Alliance for Health Reform in Washington, DC (allhealth.org). The series is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To suggest questions that you would like to have answered in this series, please send an email to BillErwin@allhealth.org

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