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
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 health care dollars on primary care, compared to an average of approximately 12% among other industrialized countries1 – each of which spends substantially less overall on health care than the United States. To build an American health care system that delivers better care at a lower cost, primary care must become a national health policy priority.
NCHC commends Energy and Commerce and the Ways and Means Committees for advancing bipartisan Medicare chronic care bills yesterday. These constructive home-based primary care and telehealth bills are examples of the innovative care strategies that we will need to improve the affordability and efficiency across our health care system.