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OPERATION 55 TO 64: A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO SAVING LIVES, SAVING MONEY, AND SAVING MEDICARE

Here are the facts: • More than 75 million Baby Boomers will turn 65—and enroll in Medicare—over the next 15 years. • Adults 65+ suffer from more health challenges—including multiple chronic diseases—than Adults 55-64. • It costs less to KEEP people healthy than it does to GET them healthy. • Baby Boomers can serve as lasting agents of change—now, and for future generations—if engaged and mobilized effectively. ...more »

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Reduce Payment Variation, Increase Value and Save Big Money

Problem: Payment variation is paying different amounts to the same providers for identical services. Intentional and unintentional healthcare payment variation occurs across all public and private payment systems. Payment variation: blocks actionable price transparency, prevents value purchasing, misleads consumers and thwarts payment reform. It creates market distorting incentives that may contribute 30% in indefensible ...more »

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A Good Enough Public-Pay EHR System

Problem: With no ready access to their health records, 117M Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries cannot share their medical history with the million physicians, dentists and pharmacists who might potentially serve them. If records were available experts’ estimate $13B in annual savings. Solution: The Beneficiary Health Information Program (BHIP©) is a web-based, scalable Electronic Health Records system offering ...more »

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Ideal Exercise Resolves Dilemma Preventing Aging Adults from Getting Exercise

Fact #1: Retiring Baby Boomers will double the ranks of Medicare, bankrupting the US and making medical providers desperate. Fact #2: 93% of Medicare costs derive from diseases with lifestyle factors. Fact #3: The leading lifestyle cause of disease is inactivity (15% of expenditures). Conclusion: Disease prevention must be our national priority, with an emphasis on exercise for Baby Boomers. But, aging joints decrease ...more »

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True, universal health care is possible in the U.S.: "Medicare" for All

Take America’s Medicare program and extend it to everyone – from birth to death, everybody in, nobody out. Expand the benefits to serve all ages. Care continues to be delivered privately; it’s simply paid for by a progressive tax system. Encourage the formation of integrated delivery systems that focus on continuity of care at the individual level and population health in the aggregate. End Medicaid. End employer-based ...more »

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