With 2018 now underway, the National Coalition on Health Care has been reflecting on the tumult of the past year and what we have learned. There has been so much going on in health care and health policy, much of it negative, that it’s difficult to form a simple assessment of the possible impact going forward. Here are ten significant observations as I reflect back on 2017.
Sustaining a strong and resilient primary care workforce is essential to improving patient access to care and winning the battle against chronic disease—the central threat to health care affordability. The impact of the primary care shortage on both providers and patients has been huge, and lessening this impact must continue to be a federal priority beyond September 30th.
Congress should give up the latest attempt to revive fundamentally flawed repeal legislation. It is time to refocus on ways to actually slow the growth of health costs rather than simply shifting them to patients and states.
NCHC member National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a bold vision: a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a very aggressive disease affecting the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in the eyes, and a staggering 2.3 million people worldwide are living with the disease. The National MS Society is working to stop MS […]
NCHC is a proud supporter of S. 464, the Independence at Home (IAH) Act, bipartisan legislation recently introduced by Senators Markey (D-MA), Portman (R-OH), Bennet (D-CO), and Cornyn (R-TX). Our organizational allies recently published a website to assist supporters of the legislation in mobilizing their grassroots to ask Senators to co-sponsor the bill. S. 464 expands […]