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Health Plans Propose Solutions to Enhance Affordability, Stability, and Accessibility of Health Care for Consumers
For Immediate Release
June 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Building on health plans' continuous commitment to consumers,
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) today announced a series of
solutions to enhance the affordability, stability, and accessibility of health
care. These efforts include the introduction of a new lower-premium coverage
option, guidelines to ensure continuity of care during transition periods, and
greater transparency related to benefits and coverage options.
"We know that affordability, stability, and accessibility are
top of mind for consumers when it comes to their health care," AHIP President and CEO
Karen Ignagni said. "These solutions demonstrate health plans' ongoing
efforts to advance these key priorities, and we intend to work with all
stakeholders to provide consumers with greater peace of mind in the new
These solutions are important steps forward in improving the
consumer experience and promoting patient-centered care for millions of
Americans. These efforts focus on:
affordability by giving consumers - especially younger individuals - a new
lower-premium plan option that would bring more people into the marketplace.
stability by ensuring continuity of care protections to provide important
support during times of transitions in coverage.
accessibility through greater transparency, so that patients are getting the
information they need to choose the right coverage, as well as the right care.
To learn more about these solutions,
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