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.
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 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 […]
On Thursday, May 7, the National Coalition on Health Care distributed a memo to summarize the provisions anticipated to be included in Congresses “Phase 4” COVID-19 package, expected to be released next week (week of May 11). Although specific details have yet to be released, broadly, the Coalition anticipates the bill will be a similar […]
On April 6, 2020, the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) sent a letter to Congress with policy recommendations for the fourth federal response to COVID-19. The recommendations were guided by NCHC’s diverse membership of health care, employer, and consumer leaders. While NCHC applauds Congress’ swift action on the first three legislative efforts in response […]