New research indicates it is an effective way to gather informed public views on complex health policy and to help guide policy decisions. This fact sheet provides an overview of public deliberation—convening a diverse group of citizens to consider an ethical or values-based dilemma and weigh alternative views—and what evidence says about its effectiveness.
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21 Jan 2015
Congress enacted the Sustainable Growth Rate in 1997 to control Medicare spending on physician services. In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, AIR's Marilyn Moon called the SGR's physician cost limits “poor public policy” but cautioned that any revisions should not be used as a rationale for "reducing valuable benefits to our most vulnerable citizens.”