posted by AHIP
on October 17, 2019
“On behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), I am writing to urge you to continue your work on the most important health care issue to Americans today: Health care affordability. We strongly support your shared goal of tackling health care cost drivers. We agree this is best achieved by fostering new competitive market forces and eliminating perverse incentives that lead to higher prices and costs. If addressed effectively in a bipartisan manner, your actions will lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs for hundreds of millions of American patients, providing them with greater financial security and peace of mind.
“As you return for the final weeks of the 2019 work period, we urge you to enact bipartisan legislation in three critical policy areas: (1) surprise medical bills; (2) prescription drug prices and costs; and (3) health care taxes that undermine affordability and access. AHIP and its member health insurance providers stand ready to help you enact policies to improve health care affordability for every American.”