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Bush administration promotes health savings accounts

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7548.992-a (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:992
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Americans should take more responsibility for their health costs and become bargain shoppers for health care, said Allan Hubbard, President George Bush's assistant for economic policy and director of the National Economic Council.

    He spoke last week in New York at the annual meeting of the Greater New York Hospital Association, which represents 250 hospitals and nursing homes in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

    Health savings accounts and smart shopping would help control rising national healthcare costs, Mr Hubbard said. He leads the Bush Administration's policies promoting health savings accounts and transparency in healthcare pricing.

    President Bush had promoted the health savings accounts in January's State of …

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