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PFCD Statement on Health Disparities and Race
June 9, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) stands united with voices speaking out against racism in the United States represented by the dual tragedies of George Floyd’s brutal death at the hands of Minneapolis police and the devastating impact COVID-19 is
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Jun 9,2020
New Medicare policy could help diabetes patients | Commentary
By KENNETH E. THORPE GUEST COLUMNIST | JUN 07, 2020 | 6:00 AM   Last week, President Trump delivered on a central promise of his presidency —
Jun 8,2020
CMS Demo To Lower Insulin Costs A Critical Step Forward for Patients
May 26, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) May 26th announcement of a voluntary demonstration program aimed at lowering out-of-pocket costs for insulin in the Medicare Part D program.  Today
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May 26,2020
HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Vastly Out of Touch with Today’s Healthcare Realities and Patient Needs
May 8, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021:     “The uncertainty of the current global
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May 9,2020
Correcting this faulty belief about COVID-19 will save lives
By Kenneth E. Thorpe Apr 12, 2020   In times of emergency, misperceptions can prove deadly. That's certainly the case today, amid widespread belief that COVID-19 mainly threatens older Americans.   In reality, those of any age suffering from an underlying health condition
Apr 15,2020
Another enemy emerges in the COVID-19 fight: Antibiotic-resistant bugs
By Kenneth Thorpe    Mar 31, 2020 1:01pm     Hospitals across the globe are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. Many of those patients ultimately develop viral pneumonia, one of the most common symptoms. But a subset of patients must fight another—
Apr 1,2020
Trump administration’s new insurance rule puts sick patients at risk
Proposal ultimately would drive up healthcare spending   February 27, 2020   Roughly half of sick Americans struggle to afford their prescription drugs. And a new rule from the Trump administration could soon make their lives even more difficult.   The proposal
Feb 28,2020
International Pricing Index is NOT an Answer to Health Care Costs
February 3, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) has released the following statement on the proposed international pricing index:   The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease opposes proposed “international pricing index” models to address
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Feb 3,2020
Don't legalize discrimination against people with disabilities
Kenneth E. Thorpe, Guest columnist 5:00 p.m. CT Jan. 14, 2020   Quality-adjusted life year cost-benefit analyses systemically undervalue the lives of patients with disabilities.   Imagine if the federal government treated disabled Americans as second-class citizens. It's an
Jan 15,2020
New Data Estimates Staggering Costs of Chronic Disease in Largest U.S. Metropolis
Congressional briefing examines how social determinants, health disparities impact America's hardest hit populations   December 12, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) Recent research data developed by IHS Markit on behalf of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) examines the enormous
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Dec 12,2019