Provide Medicare payments to qualifying hospitals in counties with the lowest quartile Medicare spending for 2011 and 2012.

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Reduce annual market basket updates for Medicare providers beginning in 2011.

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Prohibit Medicare Advantage plans from imposing higher cost-sharing requirements for some Medicare covered benefits than is required under the traditional fee-for-service program.

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Restructure payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by setting payments to different percentages of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) rates.

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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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