Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congressional Retreat, 2007

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The Fund's annual Bipartisan Congressional Retreat gives members of Congress the opportunity to learn about timely health policy issues and engage in substantive discussion, all in an environment free from partisan politics and media pressures. With the formation of the Commission on a High Performance Health System in 2005, it became possible to link the Commission's policy agenda to the retreat. In 2007, the sessions will likely focus on issues surrounding Medicare, state coverage expansions, the Commission's scorecard findings, patient-centered care, health system redesign, international quality improvement activities, and financing and payment reform. Ensuring strong bipartisan attendance at the retreat is a major challenge; toward that end, the Fund's president, along with Alliance and Commission staff, is personally engaged in recruiting members to attend.

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Grantee Organization:
Alliance for Health Reform
Principle Investigator:
Edward F. Howard, J.D.
Award Amount:
$379,581.00
Approval Date:
July 11, 2006