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2012 State of the Nation's Health Care Briefing
Annual Report on the State of the U.S. Health Care System
When: January 26, 1:30 p.m.
Who: Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FACP, ACP president, and Bob Doherty, ACP senior vice president of government affairs and public policy
Dr. Hood and Mr. Doherty will share the ACP's thoughts on:
- a fiscally and socially responsible approach to the federal budget and public debt
- the need to consider alternatives to automatic cuts ("sequestration") that will damage critical public health and safety, medical research and workforce programs
- reform of delivery systems to support high value care
- the presidential candidates' platforms and what they aren't telling the public - but should - about health care access, cost, and quality
Availability: There will be extensive Q&A time following the formal remarks, and interviews may be arranged at other times.
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