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Race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, cultural variations, disabilities, chronic conditions and other factors create increased risk of disease and death and require systemic attention.

From Rx for Reform

Containing Costs and Avoiding Tax Increases While Improving Quality: Affordable Coverage and High Value Care

The National Coalition on Health Care’s recommendations, based upon the consensus view of 85 member organizations, to make the system less complex, reduce overly high prices, and create a truly competitive health care marketplace. The goal of the paper is to augment the NCHC Principles and Specifications with a more detailed and selective set of policy recommendations on cost containment and quality improvement.

From Facts & Research

Cost Containment: The Key to Accessible, Affordable, High-Quality Health Care

Cost Containment: The Key to Accessible, Affordable, High-Quality Health Care, a factsheet created by National Coalition on Health Care, discusses the importance of cost containment to all patients.

Issue Area(s):

CostQuality & SafetyVulnerable Populations

Socio-Economic Status and Smoking

Legacy released a report on the relationship between socio-economic status and smoking. Legacy found a strong correlation between the two.

Issue Area(s):

DisparitiesPrevention & WellnessVulnerable Populations

Children Lack Access to Dental Care, A Key Preventive Service

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report entitled Two Kinds of Dental Shortages Fuel One Major Access Problem. The report underlines the lack of access children have to basic, preventive, dental care.

Issue Area(s):

CostCoverageEconomic ImpactsInnovationPolicy ImplementationPrevention & WellnessVulnerable Populations

Almost four in ten (39 percent) uninsured adults age 55-64 did not see a doctor in the past year, compared to less than one in ten (9%) of those with private insurance.

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