The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) strongly opposes theAdministration’s approach to address drug pricing through the executive orders released today. The executive orders rightly recognize the urgency of addressing drug prices, but we encourage the White House to pursue more comprehensive options proposed by the House and Senate. “Specialty and many branded drugs have […]
As part of its mission to bring together stakeholders to achieve an affordable, high-value health system, NCHC advocates for constructive policy change. While some members of NCHC do not, or cannot, take positions either on specific legislation, strategies, or on any policies outside their respective mission areas, all that can, do endorse broad policy positions in support of comprehensive health system change. Here is the policy correspondence sent from the National Coalition on Health Care.
Here, you will find all of NCHC's policy correspondence from 2017-present. Please see here for all 2016 and previous policy correspondence.
On Monday, June 29, Gilead announced the pricing of remdesivir, an anti-viral drug that treats COVID-19. The Coalition supports protecting consumers from unaffordable drug costs. The pricing decision will exacerbate the health care affordability crisis already plaguing the country’s response to COVID-19. Fundamentally, the United States needs to develop a fair drug pricing system that […]
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.
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.
On Tuesday, May 12, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled a massive new bill, including a number of NCHC priorities. We’ve taken a first look at preliminary summaries of the bill to develop highlights for NCHC members based on recent conversations. Several NCHC priorities from our fourth letter to Congress and corresponding memo were included […]