Navigation Links
Kaine Lauds President Obama's Agreement With Health Care Industry Groups to Reduce Health Care Costs
Date:5/11/2009

Historic Deal Would Save $2 Trillion in Health Care Costs Over Next Ten Years, Provides Significant Momentum to Passing Health Care Reform in Congress This Year

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, key stakeholders in health care reform joined President Obama at the White House to announce their commitment to achieving a sharp reduction in the nation's health care costs. Their plans to prioritize preventive care, manage chronic illnesses, curtail unnecessary tests and procedures, standardize insurance claim forms and use electronic medical records could save the nation 1.5 percent a year, or $2 trillion over the next 10 years.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO)

Six health care industry groups including executives of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a lobby for medical device manufacturers; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade group for insurers; the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; and the Service Employees International Union met with the President today and presented him a letter pledging to pursue efforts like those outlined above to make significant costs savings in the health care system over the next ten years. These groups represent a "strange bedfellows" coalition of competing interests which have concluded that health care costs are rising at an unsustainable rate and must be curtailed.

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after the announcement at the White House and called on Members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, to get behind broader health care reform this year:

"Health care industry leaders joined President Obama today to announce their commitment to working with the Administration to sharply reduce national health care spending. By 2014, a family of four could save $2,500 a year. That's a big difference for America's working families who are struggling to make ends meet.

"The President's announcement today with these 'strange bedfellows' is nothing short of historic and will provide the momentum we need to get broader health care reform passed by Congress this year. Skyrocketing health care costs are one of the biggest burdens on America's families. Since 2000, health insurance premiums have almost doubled and health care premiums have grown three times faster than wages. Rising costs are crippling businesses and too many people delay or skip medical care all together because it's too expensive. Reforming health care is the key to restoring financial stability and securing our fiscal future.

"We have a long way to go to reform our health care system, but today's announcement is an important step toward comprehensive reform. And it shows President Obama's ability to bring people together and provide the leadership we need to make health care reform a reality.

"The Democratic Party looks forward to working with President Obama and our Congressional leaders to harness the growing momentum for reform and chart a course toward a patient-centered health care system that reduces costs, preserves individual choice and assures quality affordable care for every American. As the President has said time and time again, reform is not a luxury that can be postponed, but a necessity that cannot wait."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Democratic National Committee
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
2. Fairness Coalition Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Parity Bill
3. SNM applauds NAS study showing need to restore federal nuclear medicine research funding
4. Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
5. Hospital-led Coalition Cautions Motorists on New Risks October 1, Lauds Legislative Leaders for Scheduling No-fault Hearings Next Week
6. Coalition to Protect Floridas Drivers Applauds Governor Crist for Adding PIP to Special Session
7. AGD Applauds Congressional Support of SCHIP Reauthorization
8. Tobacco-Free Kids Applauds Tyra Banks for Exposing the Ugly Truth About Smoking
9. Health IT Now! Coalition Applauds Representatives Eshoo and Rogers for Introducing Health IT Legislation
10. Autism Speaks Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Families Right to Challenge IEPs Without First Trying Out School District Proposed Placement
11. California Alliance Applauds Governors Support of Group Home Reform for Foster Youth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The American workforce ... stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single most important asset in ... workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American workers are emotionally checked ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal for Global Lyme ... on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures in the 60s. Over ... The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were held to increase awareness ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Spine Team Texas, ... is proud to announce one of their physicians has been invited to be a ... (Texas ACOFP) Family Practice Review conference on April 30, 2016. , Dr. R. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... and engineer of patented products, announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids ... worth $2 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Dr. Robert Mondavi, one of the ... Cosmetic dentistry is a fast-growing field as more patients are discovering the many different ... more about the options currently available to them and which ones might work for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... --   , Total Sales ... Sales  Clinical sales grow 16% year-over-year  , ... OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser ... quarter ended March 31, 2016 and provided an update ... strategy. First Quarter 2016 Revenue Results by ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... titled, "Skincare Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... to the report, the global skincare devices market was ... anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 10.1% from ... 2023. Browse the full Skincare Devices Market (Treatment ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... NEW DELHI , April 27, 2016 ... CSR initiative to save newborns ... ,s hospital for women & newborns in collaboration with Breast ... has launched the first Pasteurized Human Milk Bank, ,Amaara, in ... the best nutritional food source for infants and should be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: