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National and Local Leaders Confront Obesity and its Impact on Chronic Diseases
Elected Officials, Healthcare Specialists & Diverse Communities Speak Out at Addressing Obesity in America Conference(Oct 23, 2013 - Los Angeles) – Yesterday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a symposium of more than 200 health stakeholders in Los Angeles to discuss
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Oct 23,2013
National Leaders Join the Fight Against Obesity at Addressing Obesity in America Conference
Elected Officials, Healthcare Experts and Diverse Communities Confront Prevalent Chronic DiseaseAddressing Obesity in AmericaWatch the live webcast - starting at 8:45am PDT (11:45 EDT)October 22, 2013.WHATA diverse group of healthcare experts, policy makers and community advocates is
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Oct 19,2013
Throughout the world, chronic non-communicable diseases exert a tremendous economic and social burden
ISTANBUL, September 24 2013 – Today, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and the Turkish Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) convened a meeting of stakeholders to discuss and make recommendations on how to develop best practices and partnerships to improve
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Sep 24,2013
New Mobile App Details Chronic Disease Economics and Impact in the United States
(Washington - September 10, 2013) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today announced the release of the 2013 Almanac of Chronic Disease, a powerful tool for policy makers, healthcare professionals, academics and other stakeholders to raise awareness of the impact of chronic disease in
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Sep 10,2013
Growing obesity rates threaten Medicare solvency: Letter
This spring, the Medicare Board of Trustees released its annual report showing that the Medicare program remains in financial peril. Based on current projections, Medicare will enter financial insolvency a little more than a decade from now, in 2026.More recently, we've seen a report from the
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Aug 26,2013
Crapo, Cardin and King team up to force CBO to fully count the cost savings of preventive health care
News release from Senators Crapo, Cardin and KingAugust 2, 2013Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) and Angus King (I-Maine) have joined together to introduce nonpartisan legislation that would direct the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to more
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Aug 3,2013
Addressing America’s Obesity Epidemic
Panel explores options to improve prevention and provide access to better treatmentWashington, D.C. (July 31, 2013) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill with representatives of the American Medical Association, the YMCA of the USA and the STOP
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Aug 1,2013
PFCD and WellPoint Highlight Innovative Care Delivery Models for Medicare Patients
Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2013) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, addressing the increasing need for more effective and efficient approaches to health care for the Medicare population. This co-sponsored briefing was part of
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Jul 26,2013
House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee drafts bill to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate payment formula
Yesterday evening, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee began marking up a bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula. The legislation allows for a transition to new performance-based delivery reforms and incentivizes physicians to
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Jul 23,2013
White House delays health-care rule that businesses provide insurance to workers
From the Washington PostJuly 2, 2013The White House on Tuesday delayed for one year a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that businesses provide health insurance to employees, a fresh setback for President Obama’s landmark health-care overhaul as it enters a critical phase.The provision,
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Jul 3,2013