Health Plans Propose Solutions to Enhance Affordability, Stability, and Accessibility of Health Care for Consumers

For Immediate Release
June 11, 2014

Brendan Buck

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 marketplace."

These solutions are important steps forward in improving the consumer experience and promoting patient-centered care for millions of Americans. These efforts focus on:

  • Enhancing affordability by giving consumers - especially younger individuals - a new lower-premium plan option that would bring more people into the marketplace.
  • Enhancing stability by ensuring continuity of care protections to provide important support during times of transitions in coverage.
  • Enhancing accessibility through greater transparency, so that patients are getting the information they need to choose the right coverage, as well as the right care. 

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