Robert Goldberg, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest vice president, says one of the biggest problems in the currently stunted health care landscape is a fundamental misunderstanding about innovation, and how it affects the affordability and effectiveness of health care.
“The biggest myth in Washington is that people believe that the improvement of high quality health care actually will lower health care costs,” University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design Director Mark Fendrick reportedly said during a recent conference in Washington. “They hardly every do. … We have to change the health care conversation from how much we spend to how well we spend it.”
Goldberg, in his op-ed published on Morning Consult, says the myth about innovation and its role in health care is largely transformed by ongoing back-and-forths about prescription drug costs.