AHIP Statement on Health Care Reform Legislation

For Immediate Release
March 30, 2010

Robert Zirkelbach
(202) 778-8493

Washington, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni today released the following statement on health care reform legislation:

“Ensuring that all Americans have access to coverage is a significant step forward for our country, but these reforms will only be sustainable if they are paired with real efforts to control costs.

“Over the past four years, health plans have offered solutions to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care coverage.  Health plans have supported reforms that would cover everyone, make pre-existing conditions a thing of the past, and control the skyrocketing cost of medical care.

“Ultimately, the success of health care reform will depend on whether or not soaring costs are brought under control and coverage becomes more affordable for working families and small businesses.

“Moving forward, health plans will focus on minimizing disruption for the more than 200 million people we serve, working with stakeholders to streamline the process of bringing new people into the system, and advocating for reforms that will address the skyrocketing cost of medical care.”

Providing Health Benefits for Over 200 Million Americans.