Partners for Better Care, a coalition led by patients and their allies advocating for the next generation of healthcare, urges Congress and the Administration to ensure that patients and consumers have information and support to select health care coverage appropriate for their needs. We ask that funding for outreach and the Navigator program, which assists patients during enrollment periods, be restored. The recently announced additional cuts to outreach and navigator programs will harm shop-ability and patient choice.
Partners for Better Care’s Patient Charter calls for patients to have easily understood and accessible up to date information about covered services, providers, formularies and out-of-pocket costs in all insurance plans during enrollment periods and throughout the year. For many patients, understanding enrollment periods and plan options are made possible because of this funding that has recently been cut.
As experts on patient-centered care, Partners and its members are proud to serve as a resource to policymakers and thought leaders. We remain committed to working with Congress, the Administration and other healthcare stakeholders to to ensure that changes to the health system work for all Americans, especially those living with debilitating conditions.