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PFCD and WellPoint Hill briefing explores collaborative efforts to prevent and manage childhood obesity
Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, emphasizing the need for strong collaboration across government, private organizations, communities, providers and individuals to gain a better
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Jun 19,2012
PFCD Hill briefing explores Medicaid "hot spots" as key to managing soaring medicaid costs
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today that focused on innovative programs that are working to improve solvency in the Medicaid program by focusing on the program’s high-cost utilizers. Titled “Understanding and
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Jun 1,2012
Report Urges New Tax on Medical Care
From the Wall Street Journal(April 10, 2012)  An influential federal advisory body called for levying a new tax on medical care to finance improvements to public-health services in the U.S.A report Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine says the U.S. health system has a "fixation" on clinical
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Apr 10,2012
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease to participate in fourth annual national employee wellness month
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2012) - Today, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a national coalition committed to raising awareness of chronic disease, announced that it is teaming up with Virgin HealthMiles, the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and WorldatWork to
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Mar 6,2012
Fundamental shift needed to tackle deficit, health care
 From The Hill's Congress BlogBy Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), Kenneth Thorpe, Emory University(February 28, 2012) American health care spending continues to rise, and by 2019, health care costs will approach $4.5 trillion – nearly 20 percent of our
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Feb 29,2012
Prevention is better than cure
 Livemint.comBy Anupam Kant VermaThe only way to combat chronic diseases is to focus on prevention. The aim should be to work with patients to keep them healthier and out of hospitals(Feb. 20, 2012) Chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and cancer are a leading cause of death and
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Feb 23,2012
Health Care: A Penny-Wise, Pound Foolish Doc-Fix
 The Fiscal TimesBy MERRILL GOOZNER, The Fiscal TimesFebruary 17, 2012Would you sell your home’s storm doors to pay for this winter’s heating bills? That’s what Congress did Friday to pay for part of a 10-month “doc fix.”Friday’s payroll tax cut extension
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Feb 18,2012
Will We Get The Biggest Bang From Health Law’s Prevention Grants?
 Kaiser Health News BlogBy Mary Agnes CareyFEBRUARY 10TH, 2012, 6:00 AMBackers of the health law’s provision of $15 billion for prevention efforts believe it has the potential to improve health and reduce costs. But some question the administration’s decision to sprinkle money for
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Feb 11,2012
America hits the brakes on health care spending
Bloomberg BusinessweekBy Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON - Is health-care relief finally in sight? Health spending stabilized as a share of the nation's economy in 2010 after two back-to-back years of historically low growth, the government reported Monday. Experts debated whether
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Jan 11,2012
Dr. Kenneth Thorpe emphasizes the value and opportunity of diabetes prevention and management in the fight against chronic disease
  Click here for information on the Health Affairs briefing and to read the article by Kenneth Thorpe in Health Affairs' January 2012 issue.WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2012) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today applauded Health Affairs for
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Jan 10,2012