ACHP Makes Recommendations to Senate as it Considers Health Care Reform

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ACHP Makes Recommendations to Senate as it Considers Health Care Reform

Washington, D.C. (May 12, 2017) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) sent a letter to Senate leadership today outlining ACHP’s recommendations as the Senate begins work on a health care reform bill.  ACHP members are committed to providing the highest quality, affordable coverage to more than 18 million Americans and look forward to working as a constructive partner with the Senate to offer solutions on ways to reduce costs without jeopardizing coverage gains. The letter highlights ACHP’s priorities around maintaining affordable insurance for working Americans, and the importance of continuing to protect the millions who have recently gained coverage.

Amongst additional recommendations, ACHP recommends that gains in Medicaid be maintained, stating:

“Medicaid is a vital safety net program, and essential in the lives of working families. We encourage the Senate to maintain the important gains that states have made in the health of their communities and their local economies. We also recommend that Medicaid reform have a sustained and clear focus on paying for quality at both the state and federal levels.”

To access the full text of the ACHP letter, click here.

 

About ACHP
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.