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ACP to release forward-thinking agenda for health care reform


Jack Ende, MD, MACP, president of the American College of Physicians, and Bob Doherty, senior vice president of ACP's Division of Government and Public Policy, will be available in person and by phone to answer your questions and take your calls about a new policy agenda for health care reform from ACP, “A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda to Improve American Health Care.”  The paper articulates ACP’s view that now is the time to move away from the stale, divisive and ultimately unfruitful debate over repealing and replacing the ACA, and instead, urge Congress and the administration to join with ACP and other clinician and patient advocacy groups to create and implement a forward-looking agenda to improve American health care.

Such an agenda should address what ACP believes to be the 7 most important elements that make up an effective health care system:

  • expanding coverage and access to care;
  • advancing value,
  • reducing administrative burdens,
  • leveraging technology,
  • supporting a well-trained workforce especially supporting high value primary care,
  • reducing barriers to chronic diseases, and
  • advancing scientific research and public health.   

The paper proposes specific policies to make this work in the U.S.   

ACP will take to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 24, when 430 ACP members from 47 states and the District of Columbia will be bringing ACP’s forward-looking agenda to their senators and representatives in congressional visits.  

Dr. Ende and Mr. Doherty will give brief remarks about the paper and how it will be a centerpiece of the congressional visits.  They will then be available to answer your questions.

Who:                Jack Ende, MD and Bob Doherty

What:               ACP’s Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda to Improve American Health Care

When:              Tuesday, May 23, 2017         9:00 – 9:30 a.m. ET

Where:             Mandarin Oriental Hotel
                         1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
                         Portrait Room

By Phone:         (866) 900-5976

Conference ID:  25352370

Questions:         Jackie Blaser              (202) 261-4572

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