April 20, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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17 Dec, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/IMAB_StatementFinal.pdf
Health care legislation currently being debated in the Senate creates a new Independent Medicare Advisory Board (IMAB). The board, not included in the House bill, would be tasked with making recommendations on slowing Medicare cost growth. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) would... Read More
8 Dec, 2009 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF_Newsletter_V-3_09-1206_1.pdf
22 Oct, 2009 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF%20Newsletter%20V-2_09-1022.pdf
In stressing the urgency of reform, the President has repeatedly warned that runaway health-care spending poses a grave threat to the nation’s fiscal and economic future. “Our health-care problem is our deficit problem,” he pronounced in his address to Congress last month... Read More
19 Oct, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that if Congress raises physician reimbursement rates in Medicare, it should spell out how to pay for the changes. The Senate is expected to consider a bill this week that would permanently increase physician reimbursement rates relative to the current... Read More
7 Oct, 2009 - Press Release
As House and Senate leaders negotiate the final details of their respective health care reforms bills, The Concord Coalition warned today that one provision under consideration, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, is structurally unsound and fiscally irresponsible.... Read More
8 Sep, 2009 - Press Release
Concord Coalition Co-Chairs Warren B. Rudman and Bob Kerrey today called on President Obama to push for concrete measures, including a federal health care budget, to curb runaway medical costs. A day before the President’s scheduled speech to Congress, Rudman and Kerrey warn that “Americans will... Read More
25 Aug, 2009 - Press Release
With today’s release of new budget projections from the Obama administration showing deficits totaling more than $9 trillion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition said that cost control must be the primary focus of health care reform and called for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.... Read More
31 Jul, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/IMAC-brief-FINAL.pdf
I. Health care savings: trust but verify Despite the contentious nature of the debate over health care reform, all sides accept one central premise: the projected growth rate of health care costs is unsustainable. Cost control is thus fundamental to the nation’s fiscal sustainability and economic... Read More
27 Jul, 2009 - Press Release
Washington -- The Iowa Committee for Value in Healthcare today issued a set of principles to guide the health care reform debate.  Comprised of a diverse group of Iowa health care providers, purchasers, payers, patient advocates, and policy analysts, the Committee identified the following... Read More
6 Jul, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090706-health-care-issue-brief-6_0.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #6 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. “I think it is extremely important from a credibility standpoint to show the American people that you’re making savings in the enormous sums now being spent on health... Read More