Primary care is a home run for both sides of the aisle

In 2008, Billy Beane, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), and former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) argued in the New York Times that health care in the United States was overpriced and underperforming. A bipartisan policy has emerged to address this problem — focus on paying for value not volume, with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act as the latest manifestation of this strategy. But a decade later, as the season of baseball is underway, Billy Beane would likely conclude that we have not yet hit it out of the park.

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