Member Spotlight: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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 Proudly Supports the Independence at Home Act

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 […]

Member Spotlight: Association for Community Affiliated Plans

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association representing the interests of more than seventeen million enrollees—approximately half of all individuals enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans—through not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans. ACAP is dedicated to bolstering these Safety Net Health Plans with the mission of improving the health of lower-income […]

NCHC, Health Centers, Physicians Urge Congress to Avoid the 2017 Primary Care Cliff

WASHINGTON, DC – At a Capitol Hill forum yesterday, The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), and three leading primary care physician societies urged Congress to avoid an approaching funding cliff for health centers and workforce programs. “Chronic disease is extremely costly. Primary care is the affordable […]

Rother Calls AHCA Failure Positive for Healthcare

“The failure of the House of Representatives to pass its ACA repeal and replace legislation is positive for healthcare and for the health and financial security of all Americans. We hope Congress will now abandon efforts to advance any bill that shifts hundreds of billions in federal Medicaid costs onto states and beneficiaries or leaves tens of millions fewer Americans with coverage – as this […]

Congress Needs A Different Approach on Health Care

By John Rother, President & CEO and Larry McNeely, Policy Director Although we lack a full Congressional Budget Office(CBO) analysis, the House budget reconciliation package appears to fall short with respect to NCHC’s central priority, improving health care affordability. We are also  concerned the bill would shift costs now born by the federal government onto consumers and […]

Member Spotlight: Pacific Business Group on Health

For NCHC’s first Member Spotlight, we are thrilled to feature Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH). PBGH represents the interests of dozens of private and public purchasers working towards the same goal—an improved and innovative healthcare system that benefits the American public. Founded as an organization for purchasers, its members include some of the largest […]

Top of The Administration’s Agenda: Stem the Rising Cost of Healthcare

Reprinted with permission from Generations 40:4, Winter 2016-2017. Copyright © 2017. American Society on Aging, San Francisco, California. For electronic publication, please provide full citation, publication credit and hyperlink to ASA, by John Rother The rising cost of healthcare is one of the greatest economic, fiscal, and moral challenges facing the United States, not […]

Considering the Implications of Repeal and Transition

  by Larry McNeely With the Senate’s decision to take up the Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution, Congressional leaders are now pursuing repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement. It is time that we took a hard look at this strategy’s implications for health care. At the outset, I should […]

Presidential Candidates’ Health Proposals

As Election Day 2016 approaches, it is time to take a look at the candidate’s health care proposals.  Although this issue has not played an especially prominent role recently in either Hillary Clinton’s or Donald Trump’s campaigns–although it was briefly discussed the October 9 debate–it is certainly an issue of importance to many Americans, and […]