We are the United Patient Voice.

More than 133 million Americans live with a chronic disease or disability – many without effective treatments or a cure. We are working to change this.

We Get Things Done

  • NHC analyzes state exchanges: Are they patient friendly?
  • Four issues championed by NHC included in 21st Century Cures discussion draft
  • NHC comments on 2016 Proposed Rule to make health exchanges more patient-focused

How We Get Things Done

  • Putting Patients First®

    The health plan you pick in the insurance marketplace will affect how much you spend out of your own pocket. Learn about the types of plans that meet your health and budget needs by using the PuttingPatientsFirst.net calculator. 

  • 21st Century Cures

    Congress launched the 21st Century Cures initiative to advance the development of better treatments and cures for unmet medical needs. Four issues championed by the NHC are included in the initiative. 

  • The MODDERN Cures Act

    Most treatments don’t work for 25% to 50% of the patients who use them, and for some people there are no treatments or cures. The MODDERN Cures Act will speed up the development of new and better treatments for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.

    Moddern Cures Act
  • State Exchange Progress Reports

    State-specific progress reports assess how well a state's insurance market is designed to meet the needs of people with chronic diseases and disabilities.

Member Resources

Our members receive a number of tools when they join our community.


Job Bank Council Currents Events Calendar

Giving Guide

Patient advocacy organizations need your support to advance the development of new treatments and cures and to improve access to appropriate health care for people with chronic conditions.