Alliance of U.S. businesses, national labor unions, and veteran political leaders announces support for a consensus-based policy framework for reform that will improve outcomes and reduce health care costs for families, businesses, and government; launches national effort to support bipartisan reform agreement in Congress
WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Agenda, an organization bringing together an expanding alliance of national and international labor unions, U.S. businesses, and government leaders, announces its support for a set of federal health care reform policy proposals that represent significant areas of consensus in health reform. The recommendations are focused on reducing the rate of growth in health care costs, while also improving the quality of care, and offering a bipartisan approach to reform.
The reform proposals recommended by the diverse alliance of labor and business organizations, which includes veteran leaders of both political parties, reflects a consensus that has emerged among business, labor, and health sector leaders about modernization of America's health care delivery system seen as essential to containing health care cost growth and achieving sustainable, guaranteed access to affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans.
"President Obama has said that, 'without a serious, sustained effort to reduce the growth rate of health care costs, affordable health care coverage will remain out of reach,'" said America's Agenda: Health Care for All Executive Director Mark Blum. "There is general agreement among business and labor leaders that effective health reform must attack the root causes of health care inflation and produce a much more efficient health care delivery system," said Blum. "What is new - and what our policy recommendations reflect - is the broad consensus that has emerged about how to achieve this goal. We are seeing an historic realignme
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