In an essay placed in the National Academy of Social Science’s Ball Award Compendium, NCHC President John Rother describes building a foundation for successful aging as a combination of: a higher minimum wage, more aggressive opt-out portable savings arrangements, and comprehensive health coverage and benefits for working-age people. Read the full essay here.
On July 24, President Trumped signed a series of executive order (EOs) focused on reducing Medicare beneficiary and program spending on prescription drugs. One executive order, the details of which were not immediately released, would set prices for drugs in Medicare Part B to no more than the prices paid by a basket of other […]
The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) opposes the Administration’s approach to address drug pricing through the “Most-Favored-Nation” (MFN) executive order released yesterday. The executive order rightly recognizes the urgency of addressing exorbitant drug prices, for the sake of the Medicare program and for its beneficiaries, but we encourage the White House to apply this […]
On October 1, NCHC held a virtual event bringing together expert perspectives on the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns to share the candidates’ plan to reinvent our nation’s health care system for our patients, providers, and communities. The conversation was moderated by Noam Levey, a national health care reporter with the Los Angeles Times, followed by another […]
As drug prices continue to rise, policymakers debate drug pricing reform. The United States spends more on prescription drugs per capita than any other developed country. For example, Germany spends an average of $685 on retail prescription drugs per capita, while the United States spends over $1,000. Yet, Germany has a similar health care system […]