posted by AHIP
on August 5, 2021
Medicaid is an essential part of American health care, improving the health and financial security of millions of Americans every day. However, over 2 million low-income Americans from 12 states do not have access to Medicaid coverage. These states have not expanded their Medicaid programs, and residents with incomes below the poverty level don’t qualify for Medicaid and cannot access premium tax credits to make coverage in the individual market more affordable. Fixing the Medicaid Coverage Gap.
AHIP supports states taking action to close the Medicaid gap. As an alternative solution, Congress should act to provide these Americans with affordable coverage options.
To achieve these three ends, AHIP supports using the ACA market qualified health plans (QHP) to close the coverage gap. Building on the success of proven public-private partnerships, including plans available today on the ACA marketplaces to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, Congress should:
It’s time for Congress to end the Medicaid coverage gap and ensure affordable health care for millions of Americans.