Our Coalitions

HORIZON GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS operates six diverse not-for-profit coalitions. Together, these coalitions have more than 200 members, including trade groups, individual companies and charities representing patient, provider, payer and employer interests. More information about each can be found below.


Health IT Now

Health IT Now is a broad based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers that supports incentives to deploy heath IT to improve care, provider performance, and to lower costs.

Our priorities:

  • Interoperability.
  • A Regulatory Framework that Promotes Innovation.
  • Data Sharing and Use for Better Research and Care Delivery.
  • Modern, Technology-Enabled Care Delivery.
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Council for Affordable Health Coverage

The Council for Affordable Health Coverage is a broad based coalition of insurers, employers, patients, consumers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and providers united in the belief that health costs are too high and must come down so that American living standards can start growing again.

Our Priorities:

  • Payment reforms that reward value over volume;
  • Regulatory reforms that promote flexibility in benefit design and allow policyholders to select or retain the health coverage that best meets their needs;
  • Market reforms that expand competition among providers and insurers;
  • Transparency reforms that give consumers and purchasers comparative information on both provider cost and quality and health plan benefit design;
  • Eliminating taxes and mandates that drive up costs;
  • Strong safety nets for those who need medical help.
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Rare Disease Legislative Advocates

Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) is a collaborative organization designed to support the advocacy of all rare disease groups. Our goal is to empower the individual to become an advocate. By growing the patient advocacy community and working collectively we can amplify our many voices to ensure rare disease patients are heard in State and Federal Government.

RDLA Provides:

  • DC office with workstation & meeting space for organizations to use when working in DC;
  • Consulting on legislative and grassroots strategies;
  • Online advocacy tools to contact Members of Congress;
  • Assistance with coalition building and support for legislation;
  • Coordination of lobby days & congressional caucus briefings;
  • Conference calls & meetings to learn about legislation;
  • Clearinghouse of all legislation that affects rare disease patients.
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Prescriptions for A Healthy America: A Partnership for Advancing Medication Adherence

Prescriptions for a Healthy America: A Partnership for Advancing Medication Adherence brings together leading patient, physician and health care industry leaders to urge policymakers to implement near-term solutions that will help reduce health care costs and improve the lives of patients across the nation. We are working closely with elected officials and other key stakeholders to develop public policies that engage health care providers, patients and others in improving medication adherence as a critical part of improving health in America.

Our priorities include:

  • Coordinating Medical and Pharmacy Care;
  • Achieving Safe Harbor Protection for Adherence Interventions;
  • Promoting and Improving Medication Management Programs (i.e. MTM, Med Sync, CMM); and
  • Leveraging Health IT Tools.
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Clear Choices

Clear Choices: A Movement for Informed Healthcare is a new consumer-industry campaign, founded by the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, designed to promote health care transparency. The campaign will advance solutions that empower consumers to make better health choices, leading to a more robust, more competitive and less costly health care system.

What We Believe:

We believe health care transparency- on price, quality and safety- can help reduce health costs and improve health outcomes by empowering consumers to make better health choices. Unfortunately, current federal and state efforts are not effectively leveraging the latest technology and available data to achieve these goals. To achieve this, Clear Choices believes there should be:

  • Better tools for consumers and employers to make informed decisions;
  • More data in the hands of more experts to power consumer tools; and
  • More competitive markets where consumers can use comparative tools.
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