This letter was originally organized and sent by the Medicare Rights Center to Administrator Seema Verma. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a time-limited equitable relief opportunity for select individuals currently or previously enrolled in Marketplace plans who delayed Medicare enrollment. This important relief is set to expire on September 30, 2017, and this letter urges CMS to issue an extension.
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Sustaining a strong and resilient primary care workforce is essential to improving patient access to care and winning the battle against chronic disease—the central threat to health care affordability. The impact of the primary care shortage on both providers and patients has been huge, and lessening this impact must continue to be a federal priority beyond September 30th.
Healthcare training programs in underserved urban and rural areas may have to shut down if they are not reauthorized by the end of the month, leaders of several healthcare groups said Wednesday at an NCHC forum.
Primary care will be hit especially hard by the physician shortage, but addressing burnout and keeping several key federal programs could help stem the flow of docs from family medicine, experts say.
Statement by National Coalition on Health Care President and CEO John Rother on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) ACA repeal proposal in light of yesterday’s analysis by the independent, nonpartisan research firm Avalere