posted by AHIP
on December 7, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) issued this statement following the announcement by President-elect Joe Biden that he will nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as several other nominations and appointments for key health care leadership roles and the nation’s COVID-19 strategy and response:
“Every American deserves access to affordable health coverage and high-quality care, and health insurance providers are committed to advancing this goal. We congratulate Attorney General Becerra for his nomination to lead HHS and look forward to working with the entire diverse, experienced and accomplished group of leaders nominated to and announced for key positions.
“These leaders will face several critical national priorities, including overcoming the COVID-19 crisis, improving health equity, advancing health care affordability and access, improving quality of care, and ensuring the stability of markets. Strong public-private partnerships are essential to achieving these goals, and health insurance providers are eager to assist the Biden health team, continuing to provide their combined expertise, insights, and resources as a valuable private sector partner for the benefit of all Americans.”
AHIP is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services to hundreds of millions of Americans every day. Through these offerings, we improve and protect the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities and the nation. We are committed to market-based solutions and public-private partnerships that improve affordability, value, access, and well-being for consumers. Visit www.ahip.org for more information.