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No time to go small on reform

As President Obama preps for Wednesday's speech to Congress on health care, New York Times columnist David Brooks hopes he'll reacquaint himself with the "perverse incentives" and health care inflation that are the systemic problems and consider some of the substantive proposals out there to restructure the insurance market, cap the employee tax deduction and more. "This is not the time to get incremental. It's the time to get fundamental," Brooks writes. "Reform the incentives. Make consumers accountable for spending. Make price information transparent. Reward health care, not health services."