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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.

Final Recommendations

Health Care That Works for All Americans

On September 29, 2006, The Citizens’ Health Care Working Group sent its Final Recommendations to Congress and the President.

All documents are available in both accessible HTML and PDF formats. For easier printing, use PDF versions.

Transmittal Letter to President (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

Recommendations (PDF)

Dialogue With the American People (PDF)

(Dialogue document with Appendices) (PDF)

Health Report to the American People, updated Sept. 2006. (PDF)

Working Group members and staff (PDF)


Entire report; if you wish to view the entire document in a single file, this PDF document is formatted for 2-sided printing. This file is large (2.5 MB) and contains all documents listed above.

Summary; we have prepared a shorter document for easier distribution by adding information on our community meetings to the executive summary in a PDF document.


These Recommendations describe a vision and plan for achieving broad-based change in health care in America, based on input from:

  • Participants in community meetings;
  • Respondents to our online polls;
  • Comments we received on our Interim Recommendations;
  • Citizens who wrote in to tell us their views; and
  • Presenters at public hearings.

Read comments made on the Interim Recommendations:

View a 1-minute video used to promote public comments on the Interim Recommendations.

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