CAHC is proud of the hard work and collaboration that goes into improving the quality of health care across America.
Explore our archive of CAHC resources by scrolling down or clicking on the listings below.
Letter to the Senate HELP Committee on the draft Lower Health Costs Act of 2019 - June 5, 2019
Testimony to Congress from CAHC’s J.P. Wieske: House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on March 6, 2019
Letter to Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander: Response to Request for Stakeholder Input on Solutions to Lower Health Costs - March 1, 2019
Letter to House Leadership: CAHC’s Vision for Meaningful Reforms that Lower Health Costs for all Americans - June 10, 2016
Coalition letter to House and Senate leadership opposing binding arbitration to address drug costs - June 2019
Letter to HHS Inspector General on proposed rebate rule - April 2019
Coalition letter to President Trump and Members of Congress against drug reimportation - April 2019
Letter to CMS: CAHC writes in opposition to the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index for Part B treatments - December 2018
Coalition Letter to HHS opposing International Pricing Index for Part B treatments - November 2018
Letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb opposing drug importation workgroup - October 2018
Letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar: CAHC responds to the Trump administration’s “American Patients First” blueprint for improving prescription drug affordability - July 2018.
Letter to President Trump: Improving prescription drug access and affordability through value-based payment arrangements (VBAs) - April 2018.
Letter to the Senate HELP Committee on Prescription Drug Costs - December 2017
Infographic: Drug Competition Creates Lower Drug Prices- Infographic - March 2016
Letter to Senators Wyden and Grassley: Request for Information on Policy Issues Including the Financial Impact of High Prices of Breakthrough Drugs, Ensuring Patient Access, and Improving Marketplace Transparency - March 2016
CAHC Factsheet: 2017 ACA Insurance Exchange Premiums
Issue Brief: Assessing Premiums, Deductibles, and Plan Competition in Healthcare.gov’s Individual Market - March 2017
ACA Dashboard - November 2016
Factsheet: 2017 ACA Insurance Exchange Premiums
ACA Dashboard - March 2016
ACA Dashboard - October 2015
ACA Dashboard - July 2015
CAHC Comment Letter: The Interim Final Rule for PPACA; Amendments to Special Enrollment Periods and the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Program - July 5, 2016
CAHC & Galen Institute Letter to Congress: Requesting Oversight of the Consumer Operated and Orients Plans (CO-OPs) - September 10, 2015
Senate Version: Requesting Oversight of the Consumer Operated and Orients Plans - September 10, 2015
US tax law requires that employers report detailed information on employees and their families for the purpose of administering the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates and subsidy provisions. CAHC supports reducing these reporting burdens on small businesses by streamlining the process.
Letter to Treasury, HHS, and Department of Labor supporting proposed rule expanding HRAs - December 2018
CAHC Issue Brief: Three Small Business Legislative Issues- July 2015
Protect and preserve the small group market
Allow employers to use HRAs
Simplify onerous and time consuming reporting requirements
Sign-on Letter: House Health Committee Chairman and Ranking Members Requesting Bipartisan Passage of Bills that will Provide Small Businesses Relief from Rising Health Costs and Regulatory Red Tape - September 2015
Sign-on Letter: Senate Version
Expand Health Options for Small Businesses
Reduce Reporting Burdens on Employers
Sign-on Letter: Endorsing the Commonsense Reporting and Verification Act of 2015
Sign-on Letter: House version
CAHC Comment Letter on extending grandfathered plans in the group market- March 2019
CAHC Comment Letter on proposed rule expanding Association Health Plans - March 2018
CAHC and Coalition to Preserve Health Plan Choices Letter: Opposing Administration’s Proposed Rule Regulating Fixed Indemnity coverage and short-term medical insurance- August 2016
CAHC and Coalition to Preserve Health Plan Choices commissioned Legal Analysis: The Administration’s Overreach in the Proposed Rule - August 2016
Letter from Chairman Upton to HHS, Department of Treasury, and Department of Labor: Requesting the Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule Regulating Fixed Indemnity Coverage - September 2016
Return to a 40-Hour Work Week in the ACA
CAHC Endorsement Letter: Forty Hours is Full Time Act - January 2014
The Affordable Care Act imposes an annual excise tax- popularly termed the “Cadillac tax,” on employer-sponsored insurance coverage in excess of a predetermined threshold. Health benefits are part of the total compensation package, and as such, their costs are borne entirely by workers. In some cases, the tax will stimulate changes in plan design that increase the share of health coverage costs subject to income and payroll taxation. In others cases, health plans will pass the tax onto workers in the form of higher premiums. CAHC is monitoring any regulatory activity concerning the tax and will support modifying or repealing the tax.
CAHC letter to IRS: Notice 2015-16 Regulatory Guidance with Respect to the Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage - May 2015
Medicare Part D was established in 2006 and has successfully operated under budget for 10 years. Its average premiums are nearly 50% below original projections and 9 out of 10 seniors are satisfied with their coverage. CAHC is working to maintain the integrity Medicare Part D, a success story for both seniors and taxpayers; the program delivers needed prescription drugs at lower costs than expected and improves beneficiaries’ health.
Infographic: Medicare Part D
CAHC Comment Letter to CMS on Medicare Part C and D Rule - January 2018
CAHC Comment Letter to CMS: Medicare Parts C & D 2017 Call Letter - March 2016
Letter to CMS Deputy Administrator Cavanaugh: Policies to Improve Medicare Part D
- February 2015
Many factors are driving up healthcare expenditures, including unhealthy behaviors. Factors such as smoking and obesity contribute to a long list of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes – which in turn – increase costs.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking-related illness in the United States costs more than $300 billion each year, including nearly $170 billion for direct medical care for adults and more than $156 billion in lost productivity. Obesity also poses a serious problem. In fact, the annual medical costs of obesity may be as high as $147 billion. People who are obese end up expending nearly $1,500 more per person per year on health care.
CAHC has been a long-standing, vocal proponent of wellness programs and advocated for the inclusion of Section 2705(j) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by Section 1201 of the Affordable Care Act. We believe providing rewards to people for engaging in healthy behaviors and participating in preventive activities in both the group and individual markets can improve outcomes and lower health costs, and should be encouraged, not discouraged.
It is currently against the law, in most instances, for insurers to provide wellness incentives, such as premium discounts or rebates, for individuals who purchase health insurance in the individual market. CAHC encourages Congress to extend the discounts currently allowed in the small and large group markets to the individual market and to subscribers in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program.
CAHC Letter to the EEOC: The Proposed Rule to Amend the Regulations Implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008 as they relate to Employer Wellness Programs - January 2016
CAHC letter to the EEOC on the proposed rule to amend the regulations and interpretive guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act as they relate to employer wellness programs