by Kristine Grow
March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) issued the following statement regarding two manager’s amendments proposing policy changes and technical changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA):
“The American Health Care Act includes many essential steps for stabilizing the individual market, including continuing premium tax credits, funding for states to stabilize risk pools, more flexibility for states, and elimination of many taxes that drive up consumer costs. A strong, stable individual market can deliver more choices at lower costs for more consumers.
“We commend the House for supporting the bill’s continuous coverage provision. Broad consumer participation is essential for the long-term viability of the market. Plan choices are more affordable when everyone is covered: those who depend on their coverage to access care regularly, as well as those who have coverage to protect them in case they get sick.
“We appreciate these efforts and want to continue to work with the House, Senate, and the Administration to make sure affordable coverage options are available for all consumers, especially those with low incomes or who rely on Medicaid, and that we are working together on solutions that will improve access to quality care.”
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services to millions of Americans every day. Through these offerings, we improve and protect the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities and the nation. We are committed to market-based solutions and public-private partnerships that improve affordability, value, access and well-being for consumers. Visit www.ahip.org Learn more about health insurance and how it works at myhealthplan.guide