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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Urges Congress to Refocus Health Reform Effort
Letter to Pelosi, Reid Emphasizes the Value of Policies that Target Chronic Diseases WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2009) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is calling on Congress to use the coming weeks to reevaluate health reform legislation and ensure that it focuses on the greatest
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Jul 31,2009
PFCD Urges Congress to Address Real Cost-driver in Health Reform In Light of New CBO Statement
CBO Announcement Says Current Legislation Does Not Include Cost-control Efforts, Costs Will IncreaseWashington, DC (July 20, 2009) -- In response to a recent announcement by CBO Director Douglass Elmendorf that current legislative drafts proposed by the Senate and House, the PFCD urges Congress to
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Jul 20,2009
PFCD Congratulates Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Passing Health Reform Legislation
Washington, DC (July 15, 2009) -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) congratulates the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on passing the Affordable Health Choices Act, which contains provisions for improving chronic disease prevention, management and care
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Jul 15,2009
Study Brings More Evidence that Investing in Prevention and Disease Management Can Reduce Long-term Costs and Improve Health
Washington, DC (July 8, 2009) -- A study published in the July issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that total health spending for patients who received prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D decreased because of the benefits of greater preventive care and better
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Jul 8,2009
Health Care Stakeholders Provide Comments to Senate HELP Committee, Call for Continued Focus on Prevention, Chronic Disease Management
PFCD Members Commend Committee for its Focus on Prevention, Provide Suggestions to Enhance LegislationWASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2009) - More than 40 members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) - an organization representing a diverse group of national leaders in health care - today
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Jul 8,2009
PFCD Lauds Continued Momentum for Health Reform by Administration, Congress and Industry Leaders
Washington, DC (June 22, 2009) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) lauds the continued push toward health reform, including an $80 billion pledge jointly announced by the White House and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and encourages policymakers to
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Jun 22,2009
State Experts Discuss Health Care Reform Efforts and Lessons at PFCD Event
Washington, DC (June 18, 2009) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today held a Capitol Hill briefing to discuss comprehensive state health care reform efforts, why some succeeded and others failed, and why focusing on reducing the burden of chronic disease should be at the center of
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Jun 18,2009
PFCD Executive Director Praises the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Recommendations for Health Care Reform
Washington, DC (June 17, 2009) - Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) Executive Director Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., released the following statement today praising the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) health care reform recommendations:"History has shown that bipartisan support is critical to
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Jun 17,2009
Coalition Commends Senate HELP Committee for Including Provisions to Improve Prevention, Management of Chronic Disease in Health Legislation
Washington, DC (June 9, 2009) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) commends the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for including in its health reform bill released today provisions to address the key cost driver in health care: chronic disease."We are pleased to see
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Jun 9,2009
National Coalition Hosts Event to Examine Costs Savings through Delivery System Reform
Better Care Coordination of Chronically Ill Patients is a Critical Component of Health ReformWashington, D.C. (June 4, 2009) - Today during a Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease policy briefing on Capitol Hill, health care experts emphasized that making improvements to the health care delivery
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Jun 4,2009