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

alth care expenditures and 95% of Medicare health spending);
  • Strengthening of comprehensive primary care;
  • Strengthening the evidence basis for best practice guidelines and quality standards;
  • Alignment of incentives throughout the healthcare system to encourage best practices;
  • Implementation of a national health information technology (HIT) plan that will reduce wasteful administrative costs, enable care coordination, and create a continuous learning system that can instantaneously diffuse new medical information and innovations throughout the system; and
  • Guaranteed access to affordable, quality health care for every American.

  • To view the complete America's Agenda policy recommendations, please visit: http://americasagenda.org/federal-health-care-reform-proposals.html

    Former Congressman Dick Gephardt, who serves on the America's Agenda Board of Directors, said, "The number one concern of American families is whether they will be able to afford health care they need or keep the coverage they have. Escalating health costs also jeopardize prospects for our long term economic recovery by undermining the competitiveness of American businesses and diminishing their ability to create jobs."

    "If there is a good side to this story, it's that the health cost crisis is bringing together business and labor, the public and private sectors, insured and uninsured Americans at the same table to find solutions," Gephardt said. "With proposals like the one offered today by the union and business organizations of America's Agenda, we are turning the old battle ground of health care reform into a common ground of soluti
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