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Roadmap for Achievable Health Care Reform (Karen Ignagni)

Roadmap for Achievable Health Care Reform (Karen Ignagni)

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Published by: National Press Foundation on Apr 08, 2011
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A Roadmap for AchievableHealth Care Reform
Karen Ignagni
President and CEOAmerica·s Health Insurance PlansNovember 13, 2007
Access Challenges
Uninsured Trends 
Source: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005, Census Bureau.
General Population Low Income (<$25,000)Moderate Income($25,000 to $49,999)Upper ModerateIncome ($50,000 to$74,999)
Growth in Uninsured Rate from 2004 to 2005(Percentage Points)
umps in the Road: Quality Gaps
Evidence Based Medicine: Immediate Improvements Necessary
Results of Studies on the Adoption of Evidence Based Medicine
24% Diabetics who received recommended blood-sugar tests over a2-year period65% Hypertensive patients who received recommended care68% Patients with coronary artery disease who receivedrecommended care45% Patients with myocardial infarction who received beta-blockers64% Elderly patients who received or were offered a Pneumococcalvaccine
Source: America¶s Health Insurance Plans Issue Brief: Making Evidence-Based Medicine The Cornerstone of theU.S. Health Care System

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