AHIP Responds To AHA Letter On Financial Stress Caused By COVID-19

posted by AHIP

on April 6, 2020

Today, AHIP president and CEO Matt Eyles sent a letter to American Hospital Association president and CEO Rick Pollack, thanking him for continuing their important conversation on how hospitals and health insurance providers can join together at this unprecedented time to work collaboratively to ensure our health care system meets the needs of all Americans throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

“On behalf of every health insurance provider in the country, I want to personally thank America’s hospitals and the people who work inside and outside of their four walls for their service and sacrifice,” Eyles writes. “Our country’s doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, emergency medical services workers and public health leaders are genuine health care heroes. In the most extreme environments imaginable, and despite severe risks to themselves and their families, they are answering the call of duty. They do so because their patients and their country desperately need them. They deserve our eternal gratitude. It is clear that hospitals are under enormous clinical and financial stress, and health insurance providers stand strong with you.”

Click below to read the full letter

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