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Health Care that Works for All Americans

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It's Up To You

What's next in the national discussion about our health care? This is your chance to be part of an important debate. Use the resources of this web site to learn about our health care system.

What happens next, depends on you.

Hearings and Meetings

View topical list of presentations made to the Citizens' Health Care Working Group.

View list of presentations organized by date/location.

September 21-23, 2005 Portland, Oregon
August 16-18, 2005 Boston, Massachusetts
July 26, 2005 Houston, Texas
July 20-23, 2005 Salt Lake City, Utah
June 7-8, 2005 Jackson, Mississippi
May 11-13, 2005 Arlington, Virginia
April 11-12, 2005 Rockville, Maryland

Hearing Documents

Federal Register Notices
Meeting Agendas
Other Documents

photo: Public hearing, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 23, 2005


The U.S. Congress directed the Citizens' Health Care Working Group to hold hearings to examine a list of subjects related to health care in America. The subjects identified by Congress and examined in Working Group hearings are:

  • Capacity of the public and private health care systems to expand coverage options.
  • Cost of health care and the effectiveness of care provided at all stages of disease.
  • Innovative State strategies used to expand health care coverage and lower health care costs.
  • Local community solutions to accessing health care coverage.
  • Efforts to enroll individuals currently eligible for public or private health care coverage.
  • Role of evidence-based medical practices that can be documented as restoring, maintaining, or improving a patient's health.
  • Use of technology in supporting providers in improving quality of care and lowering costs.
  • Strategies to assist purchasers of health care, including consumers, to become more aware of the impact of costs and to lower the costs of health care.

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