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19 Sep, 2016, 12:05 ET Advice for the Next Administration: Equip Patients and Families as Partner Stakeholders in Health Policy

 The National Health Council (NHC) was among 100 thought-leaders to provide expert guidance on 19 priority focus areas for strengthening U.S....


13 Jun, 2016, 15:07 ET National Health Council Receives PCORI Award to Advance Patient Involvement in Health Quality Research

 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded the National Health Council (NHC) $246,300 through the PCORI Eugene...


06 Oct, 2015, 15:37 ET Una manera divertida de ayudar a las personas a tomar decisiones serias sobre el seguro de salud

Las personas que están comprando o renovando su seguro de salud a través de los intercambios podrán comenzar a escoger un plan para...


06 Oct, 2015, 15:37 ET A Fun Way to Help People Make a Serious Health Insurance Decision

People buying or renewing their health insurance through the exchanges will be able to begin picking a plan for 2016 in less than a month. Which...


20 Mar, 2015, 09:30 ET Patients Want Access to More Health Plan Information; Yet Few States Address Plan Transparency

A new survey sponsored by the National Health Council (NHC) and conducted by Lake Research Partners, one of the nation's top public opinion...


22 Jan, 2015, 12:59 ET National Health Council Selects New CEO

The National Health Council (NHC) Board of Directors has announced the selection of Marc Boutin as the next NHC chief executive officer, effective...


06 Jan, 2015, 13:32 ET Which States Have the Savviest Health Exchange Consumers?

Selecting a health insurance plan through the exchanges can be confusing. However, a website calculator has helped thousands of people across the...


17 Dec, 2014, 14:20 ET Millions of Marketplace Enrollees Have Tough Purchasing Decisions Ahead - An Online Tool Is Here to Help

 With 25 percent more issuers participating in the health insurance marketplace this year, an expected 10.5 million enrollees will have more...


29 Oct, 2014, 14:54 ET Know Before You Donate: A Giving Guide to National Patient Organizations

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's also the season of highest charitable giving. But how does someone know whether to support...


01 Nov, 2013, 15:31 ET Decision on State Exchanges Will Aid Patient Access to Medications

National Health Council applauds HHS clarification on qualified health plans The National Health Council (NHC) applauds the Department of...


11 Jul, 2013, 10:42 ET National Survey Shows Patients Want to be Involved in Health Research

National Health Council Calls for Greater Patient Engagement  An overwhelming majority of people with chronic and rare diseases (83%) and...


20 Nov, 2012, 16:15 ET Patient Community "Asks" Are Answered in Essential Health Benefits Proposed Rule

National Health Council: It's a Great Day for the Patient Advocacy Community  The National Health Council (NHC) applauded the Department...


05 Nov, 2012, 13:09 ET Donating to a Patient Advocacy Organization You Can Trust

Nearly 50% of all revenue for patient advocacy organizations comes from individual donations. People now have an easy way to determine if that...


28 Jun, 2012, 10:52 ET Umbrella Patient Organization Group Applauds ACA Decision

Urges All Parties Involved in Health Care to "Move On" With Implementation The National Health Council (NHC) President Myrl Weinberg...


07 Jun, 2012, 07:00 ET Does the Federal HIPAA Privacy Rule Go Too Far?

Patients Concerned about the Privacy Rule's Impact on Research People with chronic conditions and their family caregivers were surprised,...


27 Mar, 2012, 13:48 ET Patient Advocates Call on Supreme Court to Uphold Affordable Care Act

 The patient advocacy community today released a statement to show solidarity in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The statement was...


29 Nov, 2011, 13:05 ET A Solution to Get 21st Century Treatments to Patients with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities

Rep. Leonard Lance and the National Health Council Join Forces to Encourage Development of New Treatments and Cures Representative Leonard...


11 Oct, 2011, 11:39 ET Before You Donate to a Patient Organization, Look for the Seal of Excellence

Donations supporting specific disease or disability organizations in the U.S. were a prominent area of charitable giving in 2010. Health...


07 Oct, 2011, 00:01 ET IOM Essential Health Benefits Recommendations a Step in Right Direction; Regulatory Language Proposed by Patient Community More Specific

The National Health Council (NHC) applauded the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for its thoughtful recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human...


01 Sep, 2011, 16:37 ET Patient Requests Included in PDUFA Proposed Agreement

The National Health Council (NHC) has learned that three proposals it put forth on behalf of the patient advocacy community have been included in...


23 Sep, 2010, 18:07 ET Statement of the National Health Council and The National Working Group on Evidence-Based Health Care on Appointments to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

As organizations that are committed to promoting accurate and appropriate evidence-based policies and practices to improve the quality of health...


20 Jan, 2010, 15:30 ET Patients to Congress: Continue Working on Health Care Reform

The National Health Council (NHC), an organization providing a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and...


02 Jun, 2009, 12:01 ET Leading Patient Advocacy Organizations United on Health Care Reform Principles

Forty-eight leading national patient organizations have called on President Obama and members of Congress to enact health care reform that...


27 Jul, 2001, 01:00 ET National Health Council Issues Statement on Cloning

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- After careful consideration of the ethical, medical and scientific issues involved, the National Health...