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Coalition Commends Senators Baucus, Grassley for Including Prevention, Wellness of Chronic Disease in Recent Paper on Coverage Policy Options
Washington, DC (May 27, 2009) -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont), and Ranking Member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for prioritizing prevention and management of chronic diseases and their risk factors in their most
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May 27,2009
National Coalition Hosts Event to Examine Costs Projections for Chronic Diseases
New White Paper Outlines Possible Ways to Improve CBO Modeling and Information for PolicymakersWashington, D.C. (May 21, 2009) - Today during a Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease policy briefing on Capitol Hill, health policy researchers Michael J. O'Grady, Ph.D., and James C. Capretta, M.A.,
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May 21,2009
Major Stakeholders in Health Reform Debate Call for Greater Focus on Disease Prevention and Management in Senate Finance Committee’s Policy Options Paper
Considerable Room to Strengthen Emphasis on Promoting Health and Wellness and Reducing Common and Costly Chronic Disease in MedicareWASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2009) - Nearly 200 members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) - an organization representing some of the nation’s biggest
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May 15,2009
Reducing Chronic Diseases Critical to Economic Recovery and Health Reform
Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2009) - An obese 70-year-old will spend approximately 20 percent more on health care over their lifetime - nearly $40,000 - than a peer of normal weight, according to the second annual Almanac of Chronic Disease, released today by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (
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May 14,2009
PFCD Urges Congress to Include Community Health Teams in Health Care Overhaul
Team Approach Will Improve Health and Save Billions of DollarsWashington, D.C. (May 14, 2009) - Community-based health teams are improving patient outcomes and driving down health care costs in multiple states across the U.S. and should serve as a model for national health care reform, according to
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May 14,2009
PFCD Executive Director Speaks at National Business Group on Health Briefing on Obesity
Washington, DC (May 7, 2009) -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) Executive Director Ken Thorpe speaks at the National Business Group on Health's briefing, "Economic Impact of Obesity; Efforts by Employers to Combat Troubling Trend; & Proposed Policy Solutions."Please see below
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May 7,2009
Coalition Applauds Senators Baucus, Grassley for Issuing Paper that Includes Delivery System Changes Around Chronic Care and Prevention
Washington, DC (April 29, 2009) -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont) and Ranking Member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for making chronic disease prevention and management a clear theme within their recently released
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Apr 30,2009
National Partnership Applauds Confirmation of Sebelius as HHS Secretary
Group Sites Commitment to Wellness, Comprehensive Health Reform"With the Senate’s confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary, another key player is finally in place to ensure that a comprehensive health reform bill is passed this year. Secretary Sebelius’s confirmation adds to the Obama
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Apr 29,2009
PFCD Statement on 100-Day Milestone for Obama Administration
"Today, as President Obama celebrates the 100-day milestone in his presidency, it is important to keep in mind some sobering statistics.  In the last 100 days:Approximately $465 billion has been spent to treat patients with one or more chronic diseases (public and private spending)
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Apr 29,2009
Major Stakeholders in Health Reform Debate Call for Improvements in Scoring of Congressional Health Care Proposals
Benefits of Promoting Health and Wellness and Reducing Common and Costly Chronic Disease Not Fully Captured in Current CBO Estimates, Group Says to Senate and House LeadershipWASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2009) - More than 100 members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) - an
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Apr 22,2009

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