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Consumers First 2021 Legislative Agenda Video

12.09.2020

Consumers First 2021 Legislative Agenda

As COVID-19 continues to erode the health and financial well-being of families across the country, Consumers First is working to strengthen our health care system. On December 9, the coalition released its 2021 legislative agenda, Policy Solutions to Drive Value into the U.S. Health Care System in the 117th Congress, that urges policymakers to address the inefficiencies, inequities and market failures in the U.S. health care system that drive high-cost, low-quality care and that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Consumers First, the alliance that brings together the interests of families and children, working people, employers, and primary care, feels it is critical for Congress to address the underlying problems in the health care system that have been compounded by COVID-19.

The alliance is calling on Congress to implement reforms across five key policy areas focused on driving value and delivery for the health care system in 2021:

1) Drive Down Costs by Addressing Consolidated Health Care Markets;
2) Lower Prescription Drug Costs;
3) Improve Price and Quality Transparency throughout the Health Care System;
4) Establish National Data Sharing and Interoperability Standards to Reduce 5) Waste and Improve Health Care Quality;