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- Patients and patient organizations must be involved throughout the research process, said National Health Council CEO Myrl Weinberg at a 2013 Capitol Hill briefing in Washington, DC.
- NHC gathers signatures from more than 100 patient and health care provider organizations urging the Administration to change its policy on out-of-pocket costs that will be charged people with chronic conditions in 2014
- As part of the national Rally for Medical Research, National Health Council CEO Myrl Weinberg issued a video statement calling on Congress to appropriately fund federal research programs.
- Patient advocacy community is generating support for groundbreaking legislation that will advance the discovery of new treatments and new diagnostic tests
- What are “usability guidelines” for comparative effectiveness research and why do we need them? Find out from the patient perspective.
- The National Health Council (NHC) announces the launch of its Giving Guide
The National Health Council (NHC) provides a united voice for the millions of people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. The NHC is committed to advocating for health care that will
Curb costs responsibly
Abolish exclusions for pre-existing conditions
Eliminate lifetime caps on benefits
Ensure access to long-term and end-of-life care
We believe that you deserve a health care system committed to Putting Patients First®.
- Connect with People with Chronic Conditions - Comment on “A Different Normal: Living with a Chronic Condition”, a blog on WebMD, created with the help of the National Health Council. Visit the site by clicking here.
- Join the NHC on Facebook and Twitter, and add your voice to the Putting Patients First Blog. Show your support for health care that Puts Patients First.
- Share your personal health care story. You can help put a human face on the dry facts and figures in the health care debate. By sharing your personal story, you can let the policy makers know about the daily struggle to cope with a long-term disease or disability. Click here to find out how.
You can make a difference by helping the NHC provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers in the fight to ensure patients have access to health care that meets their individual needs and health care goals.