During the October 20, 2021, Senate Finance Hearing, Health Insurance Coverage in America: Current and Future Role of Federal Programs, the areas where each party agrees to disagree are stark, but the places where change for patients is possible exists. It is our aim to work with Congress to advance patient-centered compromises.
According to the CDC, six in ten Americans live with a chronic disease, and four in ten Americans live with two or more chronic diseases. At the same time, between 25-30 million Americans are living with a rare disease, more than 90% of those diseases have no treatment.
These are the Americans that Congress should prioritize when discussing current and future health insurance coverage issues and reforms.