Seven Strategies for Addressing Our Nation’s Health Care Crisis

America’s health crisis does not have either a single cause or a silver bullet solution. Previous attempts at reform have often focused too narrowly on the financing and delivery of health care. In a report released today, a Commission of national health experts convened by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) emphasizes a wide spectrum of actions needed to become the healthiest nation in the world. The Commission on U.S. Federal Leadership in Health and Medicine: Charting Future Directions, which I co-chair with Denis Cortese, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, has identified seven strategies to mobilize all sectors of American society to help put “health” back into our nation’s health care system.