AHIP’s 2023 State of the Industry
AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles led an in-depth discussion with AHIP experts about the health care issues that matter to the people and communities we serve. Highlights include the policies we’re watching in 2023, the challenges facing health care—both today and in the future, and how health insurance providers are improving health care access and affordability for all Americans.
Matt Eyles,President & CEO
Mark Hamelburg,Senior Vice President, Federal Programs
Miranda Motter, JD,Senior Vice President, State Affairs & Policy
Jeanette Thornton,Executive Vice President, Policy and Strategy
Every American deserves access to affordable, comprehensive, high-quality coverage and care. But health care prices continue to escalate year after year, making coverage and care less accessible for everyone. As we seek to move past the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to take action. We must work together to spur the more robust competition that is essential to providing all Americans with more health care choices and better quality at lower costs. Let’s work together - for real solutions that work.
Medicaid is an essential part of American health care. It helps improve the health and financial security of millions of Americans every day, including more than two million veterans. Medicaid is the largest health care program in the country, covering approximately 1 in 5 Americans.
Over 30 million seniors and people with disabilities choose Medicare Advantage (MA) because it delivers better services, better access to care, and better value.
- Marking a Milestone: 30 Million Americans Choose Medicare Advantage
- Medicare Advantage By the Numbers
- Value of Medicare Advantage Compared with Original Medicare
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
Mental health is an important part of a person’s overall health and well-being. Every day, health insurance providers work with people, providers, and communities to ensure access to mental health care and support.
- Promoting Mental Health for Children and Adolescents
- A Vision for Improved Mental Health Care Access for Every American
Prior authorization is one of the many tools health insurance providers use to promote safe, timely, evidence-based, affordable, and efficient care. Under the supervision of medical professionals, prior authorization can reduce inappropriate care by catching unsafe or low-value care and targeting where care may not be consistent with the latest clinical evidence – both of which can contribute to potential harm to patients and unnecessary costs.
- How Health Insurance Providers Are Delivering on Their Commitments
- Prior Authorization: Helping Patients Receive Safe, Effective, And Appropriate Care
Today, nearly everyone uses digital technologies for many aspects of their lives, and they expect that same convenience in health care. Recognizing the value of virtual care, health insurance providers are committed to ensuring that telehealth is used to improve affordable access to care for all patients, regardless of where they live and work.