National Health Council Statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act

Washington, DC (May 4, 2017) -  National Health Council Statement on Passage of the American Health Care Act  in the House of Representatives

The following statement is from NHC’s Chief Executive Officer, Marc Boutin:

“The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) unveiled this morning by the Senate is misnamed. There is nothing “better” about it. The BCRA will have a devastating impact on people with chronic conditions, who will pay more for access to less care. This is unacceptable.  The proposed cuts to Medicaid will harm the nation’s poorest and sickest populations. Congress as a whole needs to start over and produce real health care reform that makes care both comprehensive and affordable. The American people deserve better.”


For additional information on NHC health reform resources, visit our website.


Founded in 1920, the NHC is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 100 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC's core membership includes the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations, which control its governance and policy-making process. Other members include professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and representatives from the pharmaceutical, generic drug, insurance, device, biotechnology and communications industries.