On February 28th, NCHC wrote a letter to the Senate HELP Committee addressed to Senator Alexander. The letter was in response to a request from Senator Alexander asking for policy recommendations to address the rising costs of health care. You can read the entire letter here.
On December 31st, 2018, the National Coalition on Health Care commented on CMS’ requirements for Medicare Advantage plans that offer additional telehealth benefits. NCHC noted that the “current limitations on the use of telehealth services are antiquated,” pointing to the fact that it was estimated that only 0.25 percent of Medicare beneficiaries were able to […]
On December 21, 2018, NCHC wrote a letter to legislators that supported S. 3592, the No More Surprise Bills Act of 2018. The effects of surprise medical bills effect thousands of people on a daily basis and the problems associated with these bills are growing, creating negative financial consequences for patients and the entire health […]
Today, the National Coalition on Health Care released the following statement regarding the Federal District Court Decision in Texas v. U.S.: The highly flawed Texas court ruling threatens to increase costs for almost every American at the individual level, as no cost preventive benefits, lifetime limits and out-of-pocket limits would disappear. For taxpayers and all those who […]
You can read the original op-ed published in STAT News here. With the new Congress mostly in place, now split between a Democratic House and a Republican Senate, a new dynamic is in place. Any legislation, including efforts to rein in drug prices, will need to have bipartisan support to move forward. Bringing pricing restraint […]