FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alliance of Community Health Plans Offers Initial Reactions to
American Health Care Act
Washington, D.C. (March 7, 2017) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) completed its initial review of the American Health Care Act recent proposal. Additional analysis is required, and ACHP awaits important figures and scoring detail from the Congressional Budget Office in the coming days.
ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly issued the below statement as a preliminary reaction to the new bill:
“Having a draft replacement to review is a positive step for market stabilization by outlining effective dates. Our health plans now have some idea of what to expect with respect to policy down the pike, and that’s good for consumers. The content of the bill is where there are some concerns, specifically related to the age and income delineations used for tax credit distribution, as well as the cuts to Medicaid funding and expansion. Those are some of the areas that are critical to ACHP members and more information is needed.”
“We look forward to working with Congress to make sure their new plan provides adequate measures to maintain affordability and coverage and care, which should be the primary goal of any replacement of the Affordable Care Act.”
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for more than 18 million Americans across 27 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reform, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology. To learn more, go to www.achp.org and follow ACHP on Twitter @_ACHP.