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.
The Administration’s continued pursuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the courts openly undermines affordable health insurance coverage during the pandemic, threatening our public health response and economic recovery. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented and widespread damage to our health and economy Since January, more than 3 million people have been […]
John Rother President, National Coalition on Health Care Introduction The price of pharmaceuticals has been a top policy issue in the U.S., especially since the introduction of the $1000 per pill Hep C drug Sovaldi in 2017. Drug prices are a top concern for Americans going into the fall elections. The issue is driven by […]
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 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 […]