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The Obama administration’s unfinished payment-reform efforts are a far better way to lower costs. They’re yet another important aspect of Obamacare that President-elect Trump should preserve. (Photo: iStock)

The quest to create a more rational health-care system took a dispiriting turn this month, when the federal government abandoned an effort to motivate doctors to use the best available drugs, rather than the costliest ones. What’s worrisome is that this could be the start of a more general retreat from payment reform in health care as the White House changes hands.

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