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Candidates should be talking about Iowans’ health care
Jan. 8, 2016  Quad-City Times By: Sherri Nielsen For the many days the presidential candidates have spent traversing our state to build support for the Feb. 1 caucuses, Iowans have yet to hear a genuine debate
Jan 8,2016
How to Get the Best Plan When You Have a Chronic Illness
U.S. News & World Report By Donna Fuscaldo Dec. 23, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. One in 2 Americans has a chronic condition that affects which plan is the right fit. Purchasing medical coverage on one of the health exchanges is complicated enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix, and it can be
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Dec 29,2015
Curbing chronic disease a key policy question for presidential candidates
Dec 12-13, 2015  Las Vegas Review-Journal By: Ann Lynch   As one of the early states in the 2016 presidential nomination process, Nevada is in a great position to
Dec 12,2015
PFCD On the Ground
Challenging Candidates to Think about Health Care Differently Presidential candidates are busy communicating their vision for the country. There’s no doubt this needs to include a vision for how to tackle the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs –
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Nov 3,2015
GOP Candidates Dive into the True Cost Drivers in Our Economy
Candidates hit the mark on costly chronic disease and its broad impact October 29, 2015 08:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) – an international coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor
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Oct 29,2015
Ask candidates to address chronic disease crisis
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 22, 2015 -- A little over a year from now, we will elect a new president. On Election Day, based on current averages, more than 1,100 Americans will have a limb ampu- tated as a result of their diabetes. Before we take the former action, we, as patients and voters, need to
Oct 22,2015
Patient-Centeredness, Comparative Effectiveness, and Value | Commentary
By Tony Coelho After five years of progress towards patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER), the Center for American Progress (CAP) threatens to unwind it by reviving the old debate over using CER to control medical spending. Proposals for Medicare and private payers to use CER
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Oct 20,2015
Wanted: a roadmap to tackle non-communicable diseases
KENNETH THORPE A report that will be released later this month underlines the need for an evidence-based action plan to treat NCDsSeptember brought good news for India. It emerged a top foreign investment destination, leaving behind the United States and China.It also showed an improvement on
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Oct 16,2015
Packham: Chronic disease should be focus of health care proposals
Oct. 15, 2015  Reno Gazette-Journal By: John Packham   For the past five years, health reform and related policy debates have largely focused on improving health insurance coverage. Since 2010, reform has
Oct 16,2015
130 Million Americans with Chronic Disease Cost More Than $2.5 Trillion Annually
CNN-Facebook debate poses opportunity to address major health care cost drivers impacting Americans and the economyCONTACT: Jennifer Burke301.801.9847Jennifer.burke@fightchronicdisease.orgOctober 13, 2015 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight TimeWASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Partnership to Fight Chronic
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Oct 13,2015