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DICK GEPHARDT TO CHAIR AMERICA'S AGENDA ACA IMPLEMENTATION TASK FORCE

June 13, 2013 -
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The America's Agenda: Health Care for All Board of Directors has established a special Task Force to examine ACA implementation issues that will arise over the next several years and could impact the strength and viability of employment-based health plans. Dick Gephardt, a member of the America's Agenda Board of Directors, former House Majority Leader, and current President of Gephardt Government Affairs, will chair the Task Force.

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Centene Corporation Joins America’s Agenda: Health Care for All

November 16, 2010 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

America’s Agenda: Health Care for All announced today the addition of a new member organization: Centene Corporation.

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America's Agenda Delivers Strong Message to Insurance Industry Outside and Inside AHIP Conference

March 11, 2010 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

Earlier this week, Americas Agenda delivered a strong message to health insurance leaders from both outside and inside a conference of Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the health insurance industrys leading lobbying arm, held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, in Washington, DC.

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Statement on Dialogue between President Obama and the House Republican Caucus

January 29, 2010 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

Mark Blum, executive director of America's Agenda: Health Care for All, released the following statement regarding President Obama's meeting, today, with Republican Members of the House of Representatives:

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Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Message

January 28, 2010 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

 "The fight for meaningful health-care reform is far from over. Regardless of political affiliation, millions currently go without sufficient care. Our health system is badly fragmented. Costs are skyrocketing out of control. As President Obama said in his speech, now is not the time to walk away from Americans faced with crisis. Quitting on them is not acceptable.

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New Poll Reveals Broad Support for Coordinated Care Delivery in Health Reform

November 24, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

As Congress works to bring down the cost of health-care delivery, more than half of likely voters in “Blue Dog” and swing Congressional districts across the country support the inclusion of family doctor-coordinated health teams as part of comprehensive health reform, the finding of a new poll released today by America’s Agenda: Health Care for All and independent polling firm Lake Research Partners. The poll, conducted from October 21-25, 2009, indicates a growing consensus around a policy idea that up to this point has been largely absent from the health-care reform debate on Capitol Hill.

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Statement on Senate Health-Care Reform Bill by Tommy Thompson and Richard Gephardt

November 20, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

“The health-care bill in the Senate represents another milestone in achieving meaningful health- care reform for millions of Americans. It is now critical that members of Congress work together in a bi-partisan fashion to pass a common-sense, fiscally responsible solution to drive down health-care costs, ensure access to affordable and quality care, increase efficiency and achieve real savings.

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Influential Business and Labor Leaders Join America's Agenda Board of Directors

November 06, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

America’s Agenda: Health Care for All today announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors: George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Matt Loeb, President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, David Norton, Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, and Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America.

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America's Agenda Calls on Policy Makers to Maintain Momentum on Health Care Reform

October 13, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

"It’s time for Congress to build on the momentum of moving a reform bill out of the Senate Finance Committee,” said Mark Blum, Executive Director of America’s Agenda. “The bill passed today is incomplete, but contains many consensus components which policymakers from both sides of the aisle can rally behind.

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America's Agenda Continues to Bring Business and Labor to Health-Care Reform Discussion

October 07, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

America’s Agenda: Health Care for All, a bipartisan organization bringing together businesses, labor unions and government leaders to achieve quality, affordable health care for all Americans, today announced an expansion of its membership with the addition of Johnson & Johnson.

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"Summit Conversation" to be Held in San Francisco as Healthcare Reform Heats Up in Congress

September 29, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC  -- Overhauling America’s healthcare system is the number one legislative priority of President Obama as leaders of business, labor, health care and government prepare to convene in San Francisco for a high profile discussion on what needs to be done.

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America's Agenda and Prevention Institute Applaud Harkin HELP Leadership Appointment

September 11, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

“Senator Harkin brings an impressive and longstanding record of knowledge, experience and bipartisan cooperation at a time when all three are needed across the political spectrum,” said Mark Blum, executive director of America ’s Agenda. “ America ’s Agenda looks forward to working with Senator Harkin and Members on both sides of the aisle to ensure that we make quality health care affordable for every American and provide a much needed boost to our nation's economy through meaningful, pro-growth health-care reform."

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Republican and Democratic Voters Show Support for Common Sense Health Care Delivery System Reform

July 16, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

A new voter survey released today by two leading pollsters and political strategists from the political right and left – Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies and Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners – shows that voters of both parties agree broadly on the need to move forward with key health reform policies to improve quality and control costs.

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America's Agenda Applauds Sen. Baucus, PhRMA, and President Obama on Health Reform Funding Agreement

June 24, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

In a statement issued today, America’s Agenda: Health Care for All President Doug Dority said, “The agreement reached by the America’s pharmaceutical research and manufacturing companies, the Senate Finance Committee and the White House is a major milestone on the road to enacting comprehensive health care reform this year that will guarantee affordable, high quality health care for all Americans.”

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PhRMA Statement on the Health Care Reform Agreement

June 21, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

“This marks an important first step toward our shared goal of providing high-quality, affordable health care to everyone in America. We applaud President Obama and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus for their commitment to comprehensive health care reform – one of the most challenging issues of our lifetime. Health care reform is important to patients, the economy and the future of America.

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Statement from President Obama on Agreement to Bring Down Drug Prices for America's Seniors

June 20, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

"I am pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between Senator Max Baucus and the nation's pharmaceutical companies that will bring down health care costs and reduce the price of prescription drugs for millions of America's seniors."

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America's Agenda Praises West Virginia Effort in Signing Health Care Reform Into Law

June 17, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

“The West Virginia health care reform signed into law today by Governor Joe Manchin is the product of unprecedented collaboration among a broad range of stakeholders from across the state: businesses, labor unions, consumer advocates, health care providers, and legislators. All agreed at the outset to focus on areas of consensus for diverse stakeholders, to identify the root causes of their shared concern over sky-rocking health care costs while also ensuring quality of care, and to craft public policy to address those concerns.

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Business, Unions, Party Leaders Unite Behind Bipartisan, Consensus Approach to Health Care Reform

June 09, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

Alliance of U.S. businesses, national labor unions, and veteran political leaders announces support for a consensus-based policy framework for reform that will improve outcomes and reduce health care costs for families, businesses, and government; launches national effort to support bipartisan reform agreement in Congress

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West Virginia Legislation Passes Landmark Healthcare Reform

June 01, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

SB 414, passed by the West Virginia legislature on May 28th, is the centerpiece of a group of landmark health reform bills passed by the West Virginia legislature this year. West Virginia's 2009 package of health care reforms launches the first stage of a 5-year plan that will extend affordable, high quality care to every West Virginia resident. By increasing coordination of care and reducing wasteful inefficiencies, full implementation of West Virginia's statewide "Roadmap to Health" reform plan is projected to reduce growth of health costs in the Mountain State by $2.7 billion by 2018.

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Tommy Thompson to Host Wisconsin “Summit Conversation”

March 26, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

Tommy G. Thompson, former Wisconsin governor, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Republican presidential candidate, together with the University of Wisconsin School of Law, will host the third in a series of “Summit Conversations on American Health Care for the 21st Century” on April 7 at The Edgewater Hotel in Madison.

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America’s Agenda Summit Conversations Launches Virtual March on Washington for Healthcare Reform

March 20, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

America’s Agenda Summit Conversations has launched a virtual march on Washington as part of an innovative effort to remind our elected leaders of the hardship, costs and sacrifices the current healthcare system is causing all Americans.

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Emerging Consensus at Second Summit: Prevention, Better Technology, Essential to Healthcare Reform

March 12, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

“The timing for this forum is really propitious,” said Dr. William Peck, co-host along with former Congressman Dick Gephardt at the second in a series of “Summit Conversations” on March 10 in the Edison Theatre of Washington University in St. Louis. “Healthcare reform is seriously on the table for all Americans to think about.  This is a great opportunity to consider the issues involved and hopefully to reach a consensus about them.”

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Eli Lilly CEO Lechleiter to participate in St. Louis Summit Conversation

March 04, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Eli Lilly and Company will join a distinguished panel examining the elements of a modernized health care system on March 10 at the Edison Theatre of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Dr. William Peck, Dick Gephardt to co-host second Summit Conversation in St. Louis

February 25, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

Dr. William Peck and Dick Gephardt, distinguished Missourians who for decades have been at the forefront of the fight for healthcare reform, will co-host the second in a series of “Summit Conversations” March 10 at 1 p.m. (CST) at the Edison Theatre of Washington University.

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A Bi-Partisan ‘Thank You’ from 11 Million SCHIP Kids

February 13, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

An advertising campaign launched today throughout the country to thank more than 75 Members of Congress from both chambers who were instrumental in the passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Act.

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America’s Agenda Health Care Ed Fund: Utilizing New Technology to Promote New Ideas in Health Reform

January 27, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

When America’s Agenda: Health Care Education Fund launches a series of “Summit Conversations” on health care reform January 28 at the University of Miami, Congressional staffers and media working the issue don’t have to be there.  They can follow the discussions on their laptops.

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National Leaders Gather For Summit Conversations: Exploring The Emerging Consensus On Health Reform

January 22, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

National leaders will gather for the first of a series of “Summit Conversations” to highlight the emerging national consensus on key components of a reformed 21st century health care system on January 28 at the University of Miami.

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American Cancer Society CEO to participate in ‘Summit Conversations'

January 21, 2009 - America's Agenda
By Nicole Korkolis

John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), will join other leaders from labor, health care, government and business January 28 at the University of Miami in the first of ten “Summit Conversations” on health care reform.

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One of America’s Top Business Leaders To Participate in ‘Summit Conversations’

January 14, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

Jim Hagedorn, chief executive officer and chairman of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company will join a distinguished panel from labor, health care, government and business on January 28 at the University of Miami in the first of 10 "Summit Conversations: of health care reform.

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Conversaciones Cumbre: Explorando el consenso emergente sobre el cuidado de la salud en EEUU

January 09, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

La primera de una serie de “Conversaciones Cumbre” entre los líderes de EEUU pondrá en relieve el consenso nacional emergente sobre los componentes clave de un sistema del cuidado de la salud reformado para el siglo XXI, el 28 de enero en la Universidad de Miami. La presidenta Donna Shalala se desempeñará como anfitriona.

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Miami Physician Who Brought Health Care To The Poor To Participate In ‘Summit Conversations’

January 08, 2009 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Jr., recipient of three Papal medals and Presidential Service Awards from three U.S. Presidents for his work with Miami’s poor, will participate January 28 at the University of Miami in the first of ten “Summit Conversations” on health care reform.

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Summit Conversations: Exploring the Emerging Consensus on American Health Care for the 21st Century

December 19, 2008 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

The first of a series of "Summit Conversations" among America's leaders will highlight the emerging national consensus on key components of a reformed 21st century health care system on January 28 at the University of Miami. President Donna Shalala will be the host.

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Presidents of Bricklayers, OPEIU and ULLICO Join America's Agenda Board of Directors

December 18, 2008 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

"I have long admired these men not only for the leadership they have provided their unions but for their commitment to issues that impact all Americans, such as health care," said Dority. "All three are well aware of the enormous burden soaring health care costs have on working families and businesses struggling to provide health benefits to their employees. I am delighted to have them join us in our effort to replace a dysfunctional health care system with one that works."

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WV Poll Finds Strong Support for Health Care Reform

October 15, 2008 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

With the election just weeks away, a new poll shows that 79% of West Virginia residents would be more likely to vote for political candidates who worked to guarantee quality health care for all. The poll was commissioned by the West Virginians' Campaign for a Healthy Future, a statewide healthcare reform campaign organization of 37 business, labor, health care advocacy and provider groups that is growing into a significant voice on statewide health care reform.

 

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New Poll Shows 88% of West Virginia Residents Support Health Care Reform

October 02, 2008 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

More than 30 business, labor, health care advocacy and health care provider groups, several of which have worked at opposite ends of political issues in the past, have come together to form a coalition to promote health care reform in West Virginia.

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America's Agenda to Honor Former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt at Democratic Convention

August 20, 2008 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

America's Agenda: Health Care for All will be honoring Rep. Richard "Dick" Gephardt, former U.S. House majority leader, for his leadership and commitment to affordable health care for every American at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. In the spirit of “health care for all Americans," America's Agenda will also be launching its new Summit Conversations Series on “American Health Care in the 21st Century."

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Health Care Reform Advances In Two America's Agenda Campaign States: West Virginia And Vermont

July 09, 2008 - America's Agenda
By America's Agenda

In May, America's Agenda and our West Virginia partners launched a broad-based campaign to enact comprehensive statewide healthcare reform legislation by 2009. The West Virginians' Campaign for a Healthy Future brings together an unprecedented spectrum of labor, business, religious, and healthcare organizations behind a set of specific standards for comprehensive, statewide healthcare reform.

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