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Leading American Healthcare Experts Press Congress to Act Quickly on Health Reform
Date:9/17/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 of the nation's most respected health care leaders today issued a joint Open Letter to Congress declaring that the health care system is in crisis and is unsustainable and calling on Congress to act now on meaningful reforms. They state that Congress has a moral and ethical obligation to improve healthcare for all our citizens now.

The Open Letter identifies eight important policy changes that effective health reform legislation must contain, at a minimum. Necessary provisions include expanding coverage, promoting competition in health insurance, assuring affordability, and covering preventive services. The letter also counters distortions about current legislation put forward by "a small but vocal minority" in an effort to scare citizens about health reform.

Open Letter co-signer, noted Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt, Ph.D., emphasized the need for all Americans to understand that they face serious health care problems even if they are currently insured through their employer. "Many middle class Americans still seem unaware that they are sailing into a perfect storm in health care, or they falsely believe that they can weather that storm on their own," he observed.

"Total spending on health care for a typical privately insured American family now is $16,700.... It will double again by 2019. Wages and salaries, on the other hand, are rising at less than 3 percent per year. A high school student can figure out how long it will take before more and more middle class Americans will be left on their own by their employers in health care in the decade ahead.... The nation's middle class also must ask itself whether it can weather the brewing financial storm on its own, without the benefit of health reform," Dr. Reinhardt added.

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