ACHP Statement on White House Announcement to End Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Leah Hunter lhunter@achp.org

 ACHP Statement on White House Announcement to End Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies

Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2017) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) released a statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement to discontinue cost sharing reduction subsidies to insurers. ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly made the below statement:

“We are deeply disappointed in the Administration’s actions this week to undermine access to affordable coverage for millions of Americans. While Washington continues to play politics, families across the country are wondering if they will have coverage this month or next.

“The CSRs have been a bargaining chip for too long. Making on average about $19,000 a year, millions of working Americans depend on this support to afford deductibles and copayments–and they deserve to know if that help will be there when they need it most.

“The time is now, we need Congressional action. We are encouraged that Senate leaders are back at the table. ACHP and its member plans stand ready to work with Congress on a bipartisan solution to protect coverage gains, ensure access to affordable health care and provide certainty to the market.”

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.