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Core Issues

Health care policy across the nation has not kept pace with the needs of people living with chronic conditions and diseases.

Health care disparities create undue and significant hurdles for patients in need and disproportionately impact individuals with chronic conditions and diseases. It is critical that all patients have equal access to health care services independent of age, ethnicity, socio-economic status or health status.

 

CCPA Policy Principles

Prevention

  • CCPA supports policies that ensure services and treatments that prevent chronic disease are included in all health plan benefit designs. This includes health and wellness programs, diagnosis, and treatments that prevent and manage chronic conditions and diseases.

Affordability

  • CCPA believes affordable, patient-centered treatment of chronic illness should be cost-effective by reducing or eliminating unnecessary hospitalizations, improving comprehensive medication management and other health care services such as surgeries, physician visits, and nursing home placements.

Access to care

  • CCPA envisions a system of care that is accessible, providing high-quality services that emphasize prevention, coordinated care, and promote the patient’s wellness and longevity. Health care coverage should not include practices that delay or deny access to treatments including adverse tiering, step therapy, prior authorization, non-medical switching, and other barriers.

Quality Health Care

  • CCPA promotes patient-centered and appropriate care proven to support wellness and longevity of patients, including primary care medical home models, comprehensive medication management, health information technology, and coordination among health plans, primary care providers, and pharmacists.