FACT SHEET Legislative solutions are needed to combat the rising cost of health care in the United States, which accounted for almost 18% of the GDP in 2017. One symptom of the problem, surprise medical bills, contributes to unpredictable, high out-of-pocket costs for consumers. Patients often encounter surprise medical bills when receiving emergency or ancillary […]
On April 10th, NCHC President & CEO John Rother presented at the World Orphan Drug Congress 2019 Conference & Expo to discuss potential policy options to address the rising cost of drugs. Mr. Rother discussed proposals from the FDA, HHS, and Congress. Mr. Rother also identified 4 feasible options to address drug affordability. The slides […]
Juvenile diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that affects over 1.25 million Americans. Also known as Type 1 diabetes, it occurs when the body stops producing the blood-glucose regulating hormone insulin; thus, juvenile diabetics must receive consistent insulin therapy to survive. Although insulin was discovered in the 1920s, prices for the drug are astronomical by today’s […]
On February 28th, NCHC wrote a letter to the Senate HELP Committee addressed to Senator Alexander. The letter was in response to a request from Senator Alexander asking for policy recommendations to address the rising costs of health care. You can read the entire letter here.
By NOAM N. LEVEY and JENNIFER HABERKORN In a much-anticipated piece of political theater, seven leading pharmaceutical executives appeared before a powerful Senate committee Tuesday for a grilling from lawmakers who pledged a historic bipartisan effort to rein in skyrocketing prescription drug prices. But even as drug prices have emerged as one of the few areas of common […]