Leaders’ Project on the State of American Health Care

About the Project

The new law faces many challenges – legal, political, organizational and cultural. Yet the status quo remains unacceptable to industry stakeholders and every level of government continues to struggle with the budgetary weight of our health system crisis. Under the leadership of project co-chairs Sheila Burke and Chris Jennings, the BPC focused primarily on state implementation issues and the evolving relationship between federal and state governments.


Crossing Our Lines: Working Together to Reform the U.S. Health System

Jun. 17, 2009

​Crossing Our Lines is a bipartisan agreement for comprehensive health reform reached by Senators Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, and Bob Dole. It is the culmination of an inclusive year-and-a-half effort that included strategic outreach to key health care stakeholders, a series of state-based public policy forums, and months of personal deliberations by the Leaders. Taken together, the recommendations ensure that all Americans have quality, affordable health coverage, while improving health care quality and reining in skyrocketing costs.