- Driving down health care costs is critical to the future financial security of most Americans, authors write
- Prices are too high, and unnecessary care dominates the system, they say
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, is professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and author of "Less Medicine, More Health." Elliott Fisher, MD, is the director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
(CNN)The financial insecurity experienced by many Americans certainly figures into any root-cause analysis for why President Trump was elected. But for most Americans, the "biggest tax cut ever" will do little to reduce that insecurity. Driving down health care costs -- and making them more predictable -- is far more important.