Provide a 10% Medicare bonus payment to primary care physicians and to general surgeons practicing in health professional shortage areas. (Effective 2011 through 2015)

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Require pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide a 50% discount on brand-name prescriptions filled in the Medicare Part D coverage gap beginning in 2011 and begin phasing-in federal subsidies for generic prescriptions filled in the Medicare Part D coverage gap.

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Require chain restaurants and food sold from vending machines to disclose the nutritional content of each item.

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Establish the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council to develop a national strategy to improve the nation’s health

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Provide grants for up to five years to small employers that establish wellness programs.

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Provide Medicare beneficiaries access to a comprehensive health risk assessment and creation of a personalized prevention plan and provide incentives to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to complete behavior modification programs.

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Eliminate cost-sharing for Medicare covered preventive services that are recommended (rated A or B) by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and waive the Medicare deductible for colorectal cancer screening tests. Authorize the Secretary to modify or eliminate Medicare coverage of preventive services based on recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

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Award five-year demonstration grants to states to develop, implement, and evaluate alternatives to current tort litigations.

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Establish a national, voluntary insurance program for purchasing community living assistance services and supports (CLASS program).

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The federal government will begin to regulate the “medical-loss ratio” of individual and group plans to guarantee they spend a certain percentage of premium costs on medical care instead of administrative costs. This will lead to insurers cutting back on customer benefits like managing provider networks and facilitating the coordination of care.

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