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The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within American healthcare, is the exclusive forum for the nation’s healthcare leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans.

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One Hundred Organizations Send Letter to Capitol Hill Urging Change in CBO Scoring Rules for Disease Prevention Programs

Patient, Health Industry, Employer Groups Offer Support for Legislation That Would Enable CBO to Analyze Long-Term Benefits of Preventive Health

WASHINGTON – Noting that chronic illnesses account for more than 80 percent of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual healthcare spending, 100 organizations – including numerous patient advocacy organizations, multiple health industry sectors, and the nation’s leading employers – have sent a letter to Capitol Hill endorsing legislation that would change the way the Congressional Budget Office analyzes possible savings from disease prevention programs.

The organizations declared their support for the Preventive Health Savings Act, which would require CBO to analyze whether preventive health initiatives would generate savings beyond the conventional 10-year scoring window.  This extensive analysis would need to be requested by the chair or ranking minority member of a congressional budget or health-related committee.  The legislation is co-sponsored in the Senate by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Tom Udall (D-NM). More Details »


Statement by Healthcare Leadership Council President Mary R. Grealy On the Passing of Health Policy Leader Mike Bromberg

Former Executive Director of Federation of American Hospitals Conceptualized Creation of Multi-Sector Healthcare Leadership Council

It is with great sadness that we note the passing this weekend of Mike Bromberg, a leader in shaping health policy in the United States for more than four decades and whose work improved the quality and accessibility of healthcare for millions of Americans.

Mike will be best known as the executive director of the Federation of American Hospitals for 25 years and as founder and chairman of the influential Capitol Health Group consulting firm.  An important part of Mike’s legacy, as well, is his conceptualization in the 1980s of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a convening of leading chief executives from all sectors of American healthcare to bring a cohesive, comprehensive perspective to the most important issues facing patients and the health system.  HLC’s success in addressing these issues is due in no small part to Mike’s vision.

Mike Bromberg will be recognized as a pioneer in the development of modern healthcare policy, envisioning and advocating improvements in the delivery and financing of care.  His imprint on our healthcare system will resonate for years to come.  His creation of the Health Coverage Foundation, a charitable foundation to fund private health insurance coverage for low-income urban families, demonstrated his personal commitment to better healthcare for all. More Details »


New Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 Seniors Satisfied with Medicare Part D

Policymakers Weighing Changes to Prescription Drug Program Must Keep in Mind Seniors’ Approval of Part D’s Choices, Value, Convenience, Medicare Today Chair Said

WASHINGTON – Ten years after its initial launch, the Medicare Part D prescription drug program remains overwhelmingly popular with American seniors, according to Medicare Today’s annual Senior Satisfaction Survey.  The nationwide survey of approximately 2,000 seniors conducted by Morning Consult found that 88 percent are satisfied with their Part D coverage and eight of every 10 believe their drug plan is a good value.

“The program continues to deliver on its promise of providing affordable access to prescription medications for seniors and individuals with disabilities,” said Mary R. Grealy, chair of Medicare Today and president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives from all sectors of American health care. “As a result, once again beneficiaries are reporting high levels of satisfaction and demonstrating that Part D truly enriches the lives of those that rely on it.”

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