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Iowa Committee Makes Recommendations to Increase Value in Health Care
Date:10/12/2009

xist to help seniors as well as children and their families improve their health literacy and provide them tools for coordinated care, community resources, and lifestyle management.

The committee's report is being transmitted today to President Obama, members of the Iowa congressional delegation, and other key policymakers as they continue to discuss directions for reform. The principles can serve as guidelines for an improved national health care system that promotes long-term sustainability.

"The report released today by the Iowa Committee for Value in Healthcare provides ample evidence of how the nation's health care system can be improved," said Sara Imhof, The Concord Coalition's midwest regional director and a member of the Iowa committee. "The cost growth rate in the American health system is fiscally unsustainable. By focusing on the value equation as is done in Iowa, quality outcomes and cost control are addressed in meaningful and lasting ways. The five principles and Iowa's examples deserve careful consideration in the discussions over national reform legislation."

The Iowa Committee for Value in Healthcare is part of The Concord Coalition's Fiscal Stewardship Project, which encourages regional advisory councils across the country to offer proposals for addressing the nation's long-term fiscal challenges.

For more information on the Iowa project, visit: http://www.concordcoalition.org/act/fiscal-stewardship-committees/iowa-committee-value-health-care

To view the report "Value in Health Care: Principles for Reform" visit: http://www.concordcoalition.org/act/fiscal-stewardship-committees/iowa-committee-value-health-care

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