Budget reconciliation is a procedural mechanism that allows for smaller majorities to enact legislative goals without securing 60 votes in the Senate. As the 117th Congress establishes priorities for the session with narrow Democratic majorities in both chambers, calls for the use of budget reconciliation are growing among Congressional Democrats, many of whom see an […]
Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee deliberated legislation related to Medicaid and public health spending, as part of the House’s larger COVID-19 reconciliation package. Several provisions would strengthen Medicaid and CHIP, reduce cost-sharing, and provide additional funding to states for vaccine distribution. The legislation aligns well with key recommendations that the National […]
On November 27, 2020, CMS published the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Interim Final Rule (IFR) seeking to lower the amount of money paid for 50 high-cost Medicare Part B drugs to the lowest price that drug manufacturers receive in other developed countries. Almost immediately, interested parties across the country filed lawsuits seeking to stop the […]
Read the Full Year in Review Here. Letter from the President: Dear Friends and Colleagues, Thank you for your dedication to the National Coalition on Health Care. Like many of us, the Coalition has had a challenging yet productive year. We have adapted quickly to a new virtual world and continue to advance around bipartisan, […]
On December 21, 2020, NCHC sent a letter to President-Elect Biden’s transition team applauding the campaign’s focus on health care and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and further urging the incoming administration to consider addressing health care affordability as a top priority in 2021. Read the full letter here.