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Addressing Health In America To Build Wealth
Kenneth Thorpe and Candace DeMatteis April 18, 2016   Today, two of the primary focal points for many policy leaders include boosting individual income growth and, independently, reducing health care spending growth. None that we’re aware of, however, have identified and are...
Apr 18, 2016
Why Health Care Is an Issue We Cannot Afford to Ignore
55,000 Americans and Nearly 100 Economists Agree We Need to Fight Chronic Disease Americans across the country are keeping a careful eye on the presidential election as the primary season enters its final phase. Health care broadly has been important to voters for years, more recently Americans...
Apr 08, 2016
Voters Agree: Candidates Need a Plan to #Fight4Health this Election
As we prepare to head to the polls over the coming weeks and months, health care and the economy continue to be issues that are top of mind. At the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, we are on the ground and in the states, challenging the candidates to develop a strategy to tackle the number one...
Feb 18, 2016
Michigan’s “Prescription for Health” is a Powerful Tool in the #Fight4Health
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is joining the #Fight4Health with a new program targeting patients with chronic diseases. The program will encourage and enable healthier choices with the goal of establishing habits that will not only lower health care costs but also increase productivity in the...
Jan 08, 2016
An Important Investment in the #Fight4Health
Tar Heels Take a Step in the Right Direction to Lowering Health Care Costs Some North Carolina communities are making health a priority for the months and years ahead, investing $450,000 in the “Healthy People, Health Carolinas,” project. Chronic disease accounts for 86 cents of every...
Jan 08, 2016
State of The Union 2016 | Predictions
As President Obama prepares for his final State of the Union address next week and presidential campaigns continue to heat up, we offer our elected officials and the candidates a new perspective in the discussion on health care. Too often conversations about health care transition instantly to cost...
Jan 08, 2016
New Year’s Resolution for Candidates: #Fight4Health
It’s 2016 and that means most of us are sitting around watching football and talking about how much healthier we will be in 2016, how many more books we will read, how organized we will be. The New Year provides us all with a fresh start to do things better.    This year also...
Jan 04, 2016
What Politicians Can Learn from the Oklahoma City Mayor
  “Let’s go on a diet.” That is what Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett told his city after several years on the Men’s Fitness list of the fattest cities. Politico reports, “Mick Cornett had been mayor of the city for three years when he noticed that...
Dec 23, 2015
​Family Holiday Edition: Facts About the #fight4health​
The holidays tend to lead to lots of family conversations (often debates) about everything from the latest movies and TV shows to the latest diet trends to work to politics. If Uncle Fred or Aunt Mary this year bring up how expensive health care is, you should wow them with some facts about the...
Dec 22, 2015
Calling on Candidates to Address Cost of Chronic Disease
Monday, December 14, 2015   As Republican presidential candidates prepare for their final debate of 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is calling on candidates to address the growing threat of chronic disease. There’s been a lot of rhetoric...
Dec 10, 2015

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