Chronic diseases are creating a national health care crisis.
Chronic diseases - ongoing, generally incurable illnesses, such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and heart disease - are the single greatest threat to our nation's health and to our health care system.
As health care reform becomes a major focus of Congress and the Administration, current CBO scoring processes leave out valuable information lawmakers should have when making critical decisions about health care reform proposals.
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease proposes the following public policy recommendations to focus our nation's leaders on the crisis of chronic disease and highlight common-sense reforms that will help the nation to address this challenge:
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The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and...