ACHP Statement on Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States

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Contact: Leah Hunter lhunter@achp.org

 

ACHP Statement on Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2017) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) released a statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s executive order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States. ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly made the below statement:

“Market stabilization is central to long-term certainty for providers, patients and health plans. ACHP member plans are committed to providing high-quality health coverage to communities across our country.  And market stability and predictability are critical to that success.

“While we appreciate the Senate HELP Committee’s bipartisan efforts to stabilize the market, unfortunately, today’s Administration proposal would not take the steps necessary to ensure much-needed certainty. Instead, it would draw younger and healthier people away from the exchanges and drive additional plans out of the market. In turn, premiums would continue to increase, threatening the security of affordable coverage for millions of working families.

“We must address the flaws in our system, but we should do so without jeopardizing coverage gains, pushing up costs or creating chaos in the market. ACHP and its member plans are ready to work with the Administration on constructive solutions to improve our nation’s health care system.”

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 19 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.