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Businesses, Unions, Veteran Party Leaders Unite Behind Bipartisan, Consensus Approach to Health Care Reform
Date:6/9/2009

nt of former adversaries behind a common approach to modernizing our health care delivery system with a greater national emphasis on preventing chronic diseases, coordinating patient care and support through all stages of treatment, implementing health information technology throughout the health care system, streamlining administration, reducing wasteful inefficiencies, and aligning incentives to encourage both patients and their health care providers to adopt the best health care practices based on solid scientific evidence."

The set of federal health care policy recommendations announced today builds on America's Agenda's extensive hands-on experience in building common ground alliances of business and labor to win far-reaching health care reform legislation in the states.

The group's policy recommendations also build on a series of high profile "Summit Conversations" that America's Agenda has held around the country among national leaders in business, labor, health care, and government to explore the emerging consensus about the kind of modernizations that will enable our health care system to meet the needs of 21st century Americans. (See http://www.summitconversations.org)

The America's Agenda policy recommendations provide a consensus-based framework for sensible and achievable national health reform legislation that will reinforce private sector innovation, substantially reduce growth in health costs, and improve the quality of care.

America's Agenda's specific policy recommendations focus in the following areas:

  • Federal leadership on a comprehensive national disease prevention initiative;
  • A national strategy to improve efficiency and coordination of chronic disease care (associated with 75% of overall national he
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