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 […]
Archives for March 2017
FACT SHEET Abstract As American health care transitions toward value-based models, successful employers, plans, and health systems are finding strong primary care to be absolutely essential. The United States spends only 4-8% of healthcare dollars on primary care, compared to an average of approximately 12% among other industrialized countries – each of which spends substantially […]
“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 […]
Medicare beneﬁciaries are being denied access to Medicare’s skilled nursing facility (SNF) beneﬁt because of the way hospital stays are classiﬁed.
Statement by NCHC President and CEO John Rother regarding the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) “We need health care that is more affordable for all, but according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the current House plan moves us in the opposite direction. It is time for a fresh start.” […]