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:
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.
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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...