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Health Care Forum Discusses Role Of Chronic Disease Management In Health Reform

posted Apr 10, 2009, 10:11 AM by Joseph Carpenter   [ updated Apr 10, 2009, 10:13 AM ]

Article Date: 09 Apr 2009 - 0:00 PDT

A bipartisan group of panelists on Tuesday at a health care forum agreed that managing and preventing chronic disease is essential to controlling health care costs and is necessary to achieve comprehensive health care reform, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The forum, sponsored by the advocacy group America's Agenda, featured former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.).