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Kaine urges 'pay for outcome' health-care model

Kaine urges 'pay for outcome' health-care model

Overall, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine supports the health reforms set out in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, but with some tweaks and changes. In a meeting with the Daily Press Editorial Board on Tuesday, Kaine, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, answered questions on a broad range of topics, including health care. Here are some excerpts from the discussion. Q: How can you maintain Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid and reduce spending? A: Medicare is the most problematic. If you do nothing and everything remains flat, its costs grow by 3 percent a year by virtue of more people becoming eligible. One obvious change would be in Medicare Part D. When it was introduced, there...

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