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AHIP Submits Statement For House Hearing On Single-Payer Health Care

posted by AHIP

on May 22, 2019

On May 22, 2019, AHIP submitted a statement for a hearing in the House Budget Committee on single-payer health care.

Our statement emphasizes that lowering health care costs is our most important priority, while also explaining that AHIP has developed a comprehensive set of affordability recommendations on steps that Congress and the Administration can take to provide relief from rising health care costs.

We express strong opposition to proposals for a single-payer health care system, including “Medicare for All” legislation, which would force government-run insurance systems upon Americans. We caution that such proposals do nothing to address our top challenge: a growing health care affordability crisis. We also highlight our concern that these proposals would mean higher taxes on all Americans, higher total premiums and costs for the hundreds of millions of people enrolled in private coverage, longer wait times, and lower quality of care.