A recent survey from The Commonwealth Fund shows two-thirds of those in the health care industry think expanding health coverage and improving quality and efficiency, as well as controlling costs, are important – so much so that President Obama should focus on those goals simultaneously.

The survey found industry professionals were most concerned about expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program – which 83 percent of respondents said was absolutely essential or very important; using the economic stimulus to invest in health information technology (78 percent); and providing public health insurance to the long-term unemployed (72 percent).

Respondents were overwhelmingly in favor of using a health insurance exchange to provide coverage for the uninsured (92 percent). They also favored expanding eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP (89 percent), and recognized such a move was a high priority and should be addressed before other reforms (82 percent), such as funding health information technology (76 percent).

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