Bipartisan Rx for America’s Health Care: A Practical Path to Reform

Part of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Future of Health Care Initiative

Tom Daschle, Co-Chair, Former Senate Majority Leader, Co-Founder, BPC
Andy Slavitt, Co-Chair, Senior Advisor, BPC, Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Sheila Burke, Fellow, BPC, Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson
James Capretta, Resident Fellow, Milton Friedman Chair, American Enterprise Institute
Avik Roy, Senior Advisor, BPC, Co-Founder and President, The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Bill Frist, M.D., Co-Chair, Former Senate Majority Leader, Senior Fellow, BPC
Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Senior Fellow, Project Hope, Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration (Now CMS)
Chris Jennings, Fellow, BPC, Founder and President, Jennings Policy Strategies
Cindy Mann, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Former Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Future of Health Care initiative in 2017 with a bipartisan group of leading national policy experts to create a consensus approach to improving our nation’s healthcare system. Since then, members have met with actuaries, leaders across the healthcare industry, state officials, consumer organizations, policy experts and providers to develop policies aimed at providing individuals with meaningful and affordable health insurance, designing health reform to avoid disruption, ensuring insurance markets are stable, reducing excessive healthcare cost growth, and creating solutions that are politically and financially sustainable.

BPC’s group of healthcare leaders has diligently worked together under the shared belief that the nation’s healthcare system requires ongoing reform. Recognizing today’s polarized political environment, the approach has been to build upon the current public-private system and offer policymakers fiscally responsible policy approaches to achieve coverage, affordability and cost-related goals.

Today, most national polls—including BPC’s own survey—show a majority of Americans believe individuals and families pay too much for their healthcare, and healthcare is a top concern in the 2020 presidential election.

In a new report for the Bipartisan Policy Center, Manatt Health worked as part of a bipartisan team of national healthcare leaders to create a multifaceted policy prescription for reforming America’s current healthcare system. The report includes recommendations for congressional action with respect to the private insurance market, Medicare and Medicaid.

Click here to read the full report and here to download the companion infographic summarizing key findings and recommendations.

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