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AHIP Anticipates Cooperative, Collaborative Relationships With New Leaders Of HHS And CMS

posted by Kristine Grow

on November 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 29, 2016 – Marilyn Tavenner, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), issued the following statements on the appointments of Dr. Tom Price to the role of Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Seema Verma to the role of Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

“For many years, Dr. Price has been committed to ensuring that patients and consumers are well-served. He will bring a balanced and thoughtful perspective to his role as Secretary of HHS. We look forward to working with him to promote competition, increase choice, and lower costs for every consumer.

“Likewise, we look forward to working with Seema Verma to strengthen our nation’s health care system and empower Americans to improve their health and financial well-being, particularly those who depend on the valuable support and services provided through Medicare and Medicaid.”

About AHIP

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. Visit Learn more about health insurance and how it works at