Wide Range of resources on complex issues

We offer a wide range of resources on complex issues that impact all people with chronic conditions. Resources include member-specific services, frequent meetings and events, publications, and comments on rules and legislation.

A Thousand Little Cuts to the Affordable Care Act


Since last year, Congress and the Administration repeatedly promised to protect health care coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions. The ACA prohibits insurance companies from

NHC Launches Drug Pricing Blueprint Tracker


Since its release, many of the high-level priorities in the Department of Health and Human Services’ American Patients First drug pricing blueprint have been developed

Spotlight: Health Care Reform Action Team


By Katie Soisson, NHC Policy Associate The NHC’s Action Teams are an integral part of the organization’s policy-making process and serve as one of the

FDA’s Draft Guidance on Patient-Focused Drug Development: Collecting Comprehensive and Representative Input


The National Health Council (NHC) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) draft guidance on Patient-Focused Drug Development: Collecting

Going Back to School with the NHC’s New Educational Series: Increasing Patient-Community Capacity to Engage on Quality of Health Care


Today, the NHC debuted its first online educational series, Increasing Patient-Community Capacity to Engage on Quality of Health Care. The series, comprised of six modules,

Fighting the Opioid Crisis while Ensuring Access for Those Who Truly Need It


By: Marc Boutin, JD, Chief Executive Officer The National Health Council (NHC) acknowledges the complexity of the opioid crisis in the United States and commends

Making the Patient the Center of Comparative Effectiveness


In today’s New York Times, Aaron Carrol writes about the use of comparative effectiveness research to ensure new drugs are safe and effective when compared

Dr. Elisabeth Oehrlein Joins the National Health Council as Senior Director, Research and Programs


The National Health Council (NHC) has named Elisabeth Oehrlein, PhD, MS, as Senior Director, Research and Programs. In this newly created, leadership position, Dr. Oehrlein

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right


By Marc Boutin, JD, NHC Chief Executive Officer Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new policy touted as a