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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

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.

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CostCoverageEconomic ImpactsInnovationPolicy ImplementationPrevention & WellnessVulnerable Populations

New Website to Provide Health Reform Information to Consumers

The Health Care and You Coalition will be launching its new consumer-focused website Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The website will be a tool for consumers to learn more about the health care law.

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CoverageInnovationQuality & SafetySimplified Administration

Retiree Health Benefits, Underfunded in 40 States

The Pew Center on the States has rolled out a report entitled, The Trillion Dollar Gap: Underfunded State Retirement Systems and the Roads to Reform. The report highlights the gap at the end of fiscal year 2008 between the $2.35 trillion states had set aside to pay for employees’ retirement benefits and the $3.35 trillion price tag of those promises. 

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CostCoverageDrug and Device Cost ContainmentEconomic ImpactsFinancingInnovationInsurancePolicy ImplementationPrevention & WellnessVulnerable Populations

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