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By Mark Blum on 7/29/2009 6:30 PM

At the Second Annual Kaiser Permanente (KP) Health Care Institute Conference last Friday, I heard Kaiser CEO, George Halverson, make the case for Kaiser’s emphasis on prevention and “integrated care” -- the term KP uses for care coordination. It was a sympathetic audience as the room was full of front line health care providers who had designed and worked in coordinated care teams.

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By Mark Blum on 7/24/2009 11:44 AM

The agenda for health care reform actually addresses two main items: “health care delivery system reform” and “insurance reform,” a term the president used in his press conference comments Wednesday evening.  In fact, the President made the case for both.

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By Mark Blum on 7/17/2009 2:54 PM

The debate over health reform is heating up, and now it’s more important than ever to understand the broad common ground that exists among business, labor, government leaders, and as we learned yesterday, Republican and Democrat voters

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By Guest on 6/30/2009 12:37 PM

As Congress works to pass health care reform, Mark Blum, Executive Director of America’s Agenda, shares his observations about lessons from state efforts...

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By Mark Blum on 6/18/2009 11:17 AM

On Tuesday, June 9th, our America’s Agenda member organizations held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to highlight our growing bipartisan alliance of business, labor and heath care leaders who are working together to pass legislation in Congress that modernizes our health care system while improving quality and reducing cost. 

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By Mark Blum on 6/8/2009 12:24 PM

It’s been a very busy week on Capitol Hill and for America’s Agenda. To build upon last Friday’s post from Dr. Ken Thorpe on how chronic disease prevention and management will drive down health care costs, today’s guest is Dr. C. Martin Harris, CIO & Chairman of the Information Technology Division at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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By Mark Blum on 6/8/2009 12:16 PM

As each day passes, the health care debate on Capitol Hill is becoming more important than ever before.

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By Mark Blum on 6/5/2009 12:30 PM

Members of Congress are back from Memorial Day recess and work on health care reform continues. Today’s post features comments from Dr. Ken Thorpe, America’s Agenda Sr. Director for Policy and the policy architect of Vermont’s landmark 2006 Health Care Affordability Act. 

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By Mark Blum on 6/4/2009 9:36 PM

During our January Summit Conversation in Miami, Dr. Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami, offered her thoughts on the need for health care reform in order to address the current health care crisis.

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By Mark Blum on 6/3/2009 3:02 PM

It’s an exciting time for those of us who work on health care issues here in Washington. As the national discussion about health care reform continues, America’s Agenda will work with leaders from our past Summit Conversations to highlight some of the key policy issues related to reducing health care costs and finding consensus on bipartisan comprehensive health care reform.

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