Last month, the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) and West Health held a virtual Hill briefing exploring the link between the high cost of drugs and health inequities on March 18, 2021. The briefing explored a range of systemic issues that drive health inequities for communities of color, including drug prices, coverage gaps, and COVID-19 recovery.
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, […]
The following memo summarizes the “Biden Plan” for health care, according to the campaign and statements made by Vice President Biden and surrogates in recent months. We also compare the plan to the Trump Administration, where appropriate. Read the full memo here.