AHIP’s proposal offers a new set of proposals aimed at moving the nation toward a restructured health care system in which no one falls through the cracks, all Americans have high quality, affordable coverage, and the efficiency and effectiveness of the system are greatly improved. The comprehensive proposals has four specific objectives: controlling costs, adding value, helping consumers and purchasers, achieving universal coverage.
AHIP’s proposal outlines five principles to make health care more affordable: Give patients and their doctors the information and tools they need to make the best health care decisions; create an efficient, interconnected health care delivery system that reduces medical errors; give doctors and nurses the freedom to practice medicine without worrying about frivolous lawsuits; transition to a system that more closely aligns payments with the quality of care patients receive; and move towards a system of care that focuses on keeping people healthy, detecting disease at the earliest possible stage, and rewarding chronic care management.
AHIP’s proposal recommends a series of reforms to give individuals peace of mind about their individual market coverage, guaranteeing access to coverage regardless of health status or income.
AHIP’s proposal supports innovation by advancing independent analysis of which procedures and technologies work best; improves clinical quality by improving dissemination and transparency of information on safety, effectiveness, and performance; and better protects patients by resolving disputes faster, fairly, and more effectively.
AHIP’s proposal would strengthen the health care safety net, give working families a helping hand to afford coverage, and provide support to states that enable all of their citizens to have coverage.