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As Health Care Heads to Senate, Bipartisanship More Important Than Ever

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Policymakers, providers, payers and patients all agree – a reformed health care system must be affordable and sustainable. Getting there requires bipartisan cooperation, which may seem difficult in today’s Washington, but we believe common ground can be found in several areas.

Some of these policy areas include: ensuring broad-based participation in more stable and affordable private health insurance markets; providing opportunities and innovation in Medicaid without creating undue cost-shifting to states and patients; subsidizing premiums to promote tax equity for Americans without access to coverage through jobs or government programs; and increasing efficiency through public and private sector incentives.

Sheila Burke, Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson; Chris Jennings, Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, President, Jennings Policy Strategies

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