Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Kara Dillard 
National Issues Forums Institute/Common Ground for Action (CGA) 

Hidden Common Ground CGA Forum Series February 15th, 2020

Health Care Reform 

Please join us for a Hidden Common Ground/Common Ground for Action (CGA) online deliberative forum on Saturday February 15th at 7pm ET/4pm PT to discuss “Health Care: How Can We Bring Costs Down While Getting the Care We Need?

Health Care: How Can We Bring Costs Down While Getting the Care We Need?

Health-care costs continue to grow faster than inflation. No wonder a recent Gallup poll found that health care availability and affordability still top the list of Americans’ worries. One in four said they have skipped treatment because of the costs, and 77 percent said that rising costs will damage the US economy. How can we bring costs down while getting the care we need? This issue advisory looks at three ways of making our health-care system sustainable and fair. Each option offers advantages as well as downsides.

During our deliberation, we’ll be talking about the actions and drawbacks to reducing health care costs in three different options:

(1) Ensuring health care for all: All Americans deserve health care, so let’s cover everybody, but doing so would eliminate private insurance

(2) Build on what we have: Improve the mix of public and private options by revising the ACA, but doing so keeps private insurance in place and wastes billions of dollars on advertising and paperwork

(3) Let people make their own choices: Reduce government involvement in health care by allowing stripped down insurance or no coverage, but doing could lead to everyone paying more and people receiving sub-par care.

Forum materials:

Download the issue guide before the forum: https://www.nifi.org/en/catalog/product/house-divided-issue-guide-downloadable-pdf

Watch the short video on how to participate in a Common Ground for Action forum: https://vimeo.com/findcommonground

Public Agenda's report on the hidden common ground on where American’s are seeing eye-to-eye on health care reform: https://www.publicagenda.org/reports/where-americans-see-eye-to-eye-on-health-care/