For the third time in recent weeks, President Obama has cited Utah’s Intermountain Health Care as a model system. Obama says the nation should look to replicate the good, affordable care offered through Intermountain Healthcare as it seeks to reform its faulty health care system.President Obama specifically mentioned the Salt Lake City-based non-profit during his opening remarks at a forum in Virginia. In his words, “We have to ask ourselves why there are places like Geisinger Health Care systems in rural Pennsylvania or Intermountain Health in Salt Lake City that offer high quality health care at costs that are well below average, in some cases 30 percent lower than in other communities.”President Obama said if they can do it there is no reason why all of America shouldn’t do that. Utah has the lowest per capita healthcare spending rate in the nation at $3,972. The national average is $7,026.
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