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Sep 25 2017

NACS Collaborates on Healthy Options Resources

“WASHINGTON – The Project on Nutrition and Wellness (PNW) released its final report highlighting a broad-scale effort to address the problems of obesity, diabetes and other nutrition-related diseases in the United States. Among the achievements highlighted was its work with NACS.”

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Aug 11 2017

C-SPAN: Ron Pollack and Grace-Marie Turner on Health Care Reform

August 11, 2017

Health care advocates Ron Pollack and Grace-Marie Turner discuss their work as members of the Convergence Center’s Health Reform Roundtable and their bipartisan proposal for health care reform.

Aug 9 2017

Health Experts Push Fix for Insurance Markets Aimed at Both Parties

August 9, 2017
The Washington Post

“WASHINGTON—A bipartisan group of health policy experts offered a proposal Wednesday to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s fragile insurance markets, a blueprint intended in part to provide cover for lawmakers seeking to work across the aisle.”

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Aug 9 2017

Top Democratic, Republican health experts agree on this plan to fix Obamacare

August 9, 2017
Vox

“A prominent and unlikely group of liberal and conservative health experts have authored an ambitious plan to fix the Affordable Care Act — and they plan to make a hard push for their ideas on Capitol Hill. The plan is notable because it has the support of especially well-connected health advisers on both sides of the aisle.”

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Aug 9 2017

Bipartisan health policy coalition urges Congress to strengthen the ACA

August 9, 2017
The Washington Post

“An unlikely coalition of liberal and conservative health-policy leaders is calling on Congress to strengthen the existing health-care law in a variety of ways to help Americans get and keep insurance. In particular, the group is urging the government to continue paying all the federal subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act and to help Americans enroll in coverage.”

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Aug 7 2017

Bipartisan experts urge next steps on health care push

Associated Press
August 7, 2017

“WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of conservative and liberal health policy experts is pressing the Trump administration and Congress to take steps to quickly shore up coverage under the Obama health care law, an idea that’s been anathema to President Donald Trump and many congressional Republicans.”

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Jun 28 2017

Tear Up the GOP Health Bill and Start Over

June 28, 2017
The Wall Street Journal

William A. Galston points to our Heath Reform Roundtable ideas as a possible way forward in his weekly column:

“This week a bipartisan group of health-care experts, represented by Lanhee Chen of the conservative Hoover Institution and Ron Pollack of the liberal Families USA, presented their consensus in an op-ed for this newspaper. Messrs. Chen and Pollack suggested means-tested subsidies for low-income Americans, “reasonable limits” on the tax-exclusion for employer-sponsored insurance, “carefully developed state testing” as a “primary engine” for Medicaid reform, and increased flexibility for states, subject to “safeguards” to prevent funds intended to help the poor from being diverted up the income scale or for other purposes. Overall, they wrote that these “incremental policies” would ‘help families of limited means secure the care they need.’”

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