In our blog post on July 14, we talked about some of the provisions in the House Republican Health Care Task Force’s health reform proposal — entitled “A Better Way” — that NCHC believes would modernize and improve the Medicare program for beneficiaries and taxpayers alike. In later posts, we will turn a critical eye toward their plans for the children, seniors, and low-income adults who depend on Medicaid and CHIP. But today, we identify some elements of the Task Force’s coverage and innovation proposals that represent good starting points for future dialogue.
As an organization, NCHC has long been committed to finding common ground solutions to our health care challenges. And “A Better Way” does provide some room for future conversation. The Task Force report opens with the following quote: “Americans deserve an accessible and affordable health care system that promotes quality care and peace of mind. It should empower patients and support innovation.” We could not agree more with these goals. After all, the National Coalition on Health Care was established to support efforts for better and more affordable coverage for all Americans, and we too believe our health care system should focus on patient-centered, high quality health care.
Read the full blog post here: www.nchc.org/examining-selected-proposals-part-2/