U.S. Senator Tina Smith is a co-author of a bill that would help reduce administrative waste within the health care system:

“I was just talking to someone a little while ago who was saying as an example I get all of these glossy, high priced, four-color brochures in my mail and I don’t think I really need that. That’s just a waste in the system. That’s the exact kind of thing that I think we want to get at.”

Some studies estimate that administrative activities represent more than a quarter of national health care spending.