On Monday, June 29, the House passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 1425). The Coalition supports protecting consumers from unaffordable health care costs in the individual market and creating overdue incentives for more states to expand Medicaid coverage. Read the Coalition’s statement on the bill here.
House Democrats unveiled H.R. 1425 which would expand and protect key elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Key provisions of H.R. 1425 include expanding subsidies and eligibility requirements for state-level exchanges. Importantly, states would have the ability to expand premium tax credits beyond 400% of the federal poverty line. H.R. 1425 also fixes the […]
On June 17, NCHC published a one-pager discussing COVID-19’s impact on primary care. Recent policy solutions have not offered direct financial assistance to independent primary care practices. Without financial assistance, some independent primary care practices may close indefinitely, which will harm chronic disease management, COVID-19 diagnoses, and much more. This one-pager offers policy solutions to […]
On June 15, NCHC’s John Rother collaborated with Katy Spangler, the Co-Director of Smarter Health Care Coalition, and Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, the Director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, to publish an article in The Hill about high-value care amidst COVID-19. COVID-19 has created unprecedented opportunities for change, including the […]
On June 11, the Coalition sent a letter to Congress, urging legislators to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to allocate funding appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to primary care practices. Primary care practices are closing and consolidating due to COVID-19, with long-term ramifications for health care affordability.