Unnecessary services, such as using more expensive brand name drugs when generics are just as good and overusing tests and treatments compared to professional guidelines, account for another $200 billion or so.
Hmm. Doctors are overusing tests and providing unnecessary services, to the tune of $200 billion per year. That sounds a lot like....defensive medicine. But in the subsequent paragraph of his blog post, while delineating possible solutions to the waste problem, not one mention of tort reform from Orszag. Because doctors are greedy bastards, you see. If they are ordering unnecessary tests and procedures(tonsils anyone?) then it must be solely due to financial motivations. Right?