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Policy PPI Policy Report | September 22, 2020 |
Fixing America's Health Care System
By David B. Kendall
Our nation's health care system needs a comprehensive reform plan that gives everyone an equal opportunity to be healthy, without forcing anyone to give up the care they already have.

Policy Report | June 22, 2020 |
Parity-Plus: A Third Way Approach to Fix America's Mental Health System
By Art Levine
By offering rigorous fiscal and quality controls, more individual choice, and compassionate, effective mental health care, the Parity-Plus proposal offers a Third Way solution to this policy battle.

PPI | Policy Report | February 17, 2021 |
Health Courts: Fair and Reliable Justice for Injured Patients
By Nancy Udell and David B. Kendall
The existing medical malpractice system fails patients and health care providers, and is driving some good doctors out of business. Health courts would make the malpractice system swift and reliable for all.

Consumer Empowerment

Fixing America's Health Care System
By David B. Kendall

Mental Health Reform
By Sen. Tom Carper

Idea of the Week: Health Courts

Health Courts: Fair and Reliable Justice for Injured Patients
By Nancy Udell and David B. Kendall

The Big Bad Picture on Health Care


Medicare & Medicaid

Idea of the Week: Fixing, Not Just Cutting, Medicaid

Jeb Bush's Medicaid Cost Shift

A Better Drug Benefit
By Jeff Lemieux

Passing the Feasibility Test: A Low-Income and Catastrophic Medicare Drug Benefit
By Jeff Lemieux

Don't Import Foreign Price Controls on Prescription Drugs
By David B. Kendall


Long-Term Care

Improving Chronic Care in Medicare
By Jeff Lemieux

Medicare Reform: Don't Forget Chronic Care
By Megan Burns, Jeff Lemieux, and Matt Alpert

Declaring War on Chronic Illness
By David B. Kendall

Healthy Aging v. Chronic Illness: Preparing Medicare for the New Health Care Challenge
By David B. Kendall, Kerry Tremain, Jeff Lemieux, and S. Robert Levine, M.D.

What's Your Plan?
By Eric B. Schnurer


The Uninsured

Montana's Fight To Help the Uninsured

Bush on Health Care: You're on Your Own

Bush's Parallel Universe: Health Care

Smart Health Care Reform
By David B. Kendall

Idea of the Week: Health Insurance Benefits For Small Businesses


Research & Technology

Using Markets to Fight Disease for Development
By Kevin Croke

Idea of the Week: Health Information is Good Medicine

Do The Right Thing On Stem Cell Research

Health Information on Demand
By Sen. Tom Carper

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Where We Stand On Health Care:

New Democrats want to create a market-based, Information Age health care system. Our priorities include: universal coverage for the uninsured, Medicare reform based on competition and expanded benefits -- especially for prescription drugs -- and initiatives to improve quality and empower consumers.

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