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CQC Welcomes New Coalition Partners: Hydrocephalus Association and FAIR Foundation

For Immediate Release August 5, 2020 Contact: press@consumers4qualitycare.org WASHINGTON — Consumers for Quality Care (CQC), a coalition of advocates and former policy makers working to provide a voice for patients in the health care debate, is pleased to welcome two new partners to the coalition. The Hydrocephalus Association and the FAIR Foundation have joined CQC […]

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Pandemic Proves Why Leaders Must Protect Americans From Junk Insurance Plans

Read the full op-ed in Morning Consult The coronavirus pandemic hit the nation hard and fast, infecting Americans from coast to coast, overwhelming health care systems and wreaking havoc on the economy. Those with pre-existing conditions – like diabetes and cardiovascular disease – are more vulnerable to the deadly virus. Americans have higher rates of […]

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Patient Advocacy Coalition Raises Concern Over New Medicaid Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2020 Contact: press@consumers4qualitycare.org WASHINGTON – Today, Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a New Medicaid Proposed Rule (CMS 2842 P) which would erode the availability of cost-sharing assistance and increase out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for patients. CQC, a coalition […]

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Patient Advocates Petition Trump Administration to Stop Backing Junk Insurance Plans During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2020 Contact: press@consumers4qualitycare.org WASHINGTON – Nine patient advocacy organizations today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging them to protect consumers from junk insurance plans that allow discrimination against pre-existing conditions and poor levels of coverage. They say that Short-term Limited Duration Insurance […]

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As Coronavirus Attacks Communities of Color, Medicaid Expansion Can Help Build Resilience

No one in this country should be surprised that COVID-19 is having a disproportionately deadly effect on communities of color in the United States. The coronavirus joins a litany of health inequities that plague low-income communities and people of color, underscoring the vital importance of health care access during pandemics and beyond. However, the virus […]

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Consumers for Quality Care Expresses Disappointment in 2021 Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2020 Consumers for Quality Care (CQC), a coalition of advocates and former policy makers who provide a voice for patients, issued the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s finalizing of a 2021 HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) rule. This rule will negatively impact consumers by dramatically […]

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Consumers for Quality Care Sends Letter to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Urging All Insurers to Expand Consumer Relief for Coronavirus Testing and Treatment

For Immediate Release Date: April 6, 2020 Contact: press@consumers4qualitycare.org Washington, D.C.  – As governments, businesses and consumers across the United States address the coronavirus epidemic, Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) today issued a letter to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association for health care insurers, urging all health insurers to waive patient cost-sharing for medical costs […]

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Christensen: Sickening Hospital Practices

Read the full op-ed in the Register-Guard “Hospitals are nothing short of critical for the 4 million people living in Oregon. We depend on hospitals when we are sick or critically injured. Often when we turn to these institutions, we are scared and desperate, and going to the hospital may be our only option. But increasingly, […]

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Consumers for Quality Care and Partners Voice Concerns Over the Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2021

WASHINGTON  – In a comment letter to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) and seven of its partners  expressed concerns about provisions in the Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2021. If enacted, these changes could unfairly cut insurance coverage and raise out-of-pocket costs for […]

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Consumers for Quality Care Welcomes Three New Partners

WASHINGTON — Consumers for Quality Care (CQC), an organization dedicated to ensuring that patients – and their right to affordable, quality care – remain at the forefront of the health care debate, is pleased to announce that three new partners have joined its coalition: the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Treatment Communities of America, and […]

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