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Alliance of Community Health Plans Reacts to House Vote to Replace the Affordable Care Act
Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) President and CEO Ceci Connolly issued the below statement after the vote:
“Every American should have the opportunity to attain high-quality, affordable coverage and the millions of people who have gained coverage should not lose that protection. Our plans are dedicated to the health of over 18 million beneficiaries and the wellbeing of the communities they serve. They believe in the importance of access to preventive and comprehensive care and have consistently offered robust coverage, regardless of geographic location or health status of their members.
“As the bill moves to the Senate, we believe more work needs to be done to prevent millions of people from losing the coverage they deserve, ensure there is adequate financing for our most vulnerable, hard-working Americans to purchase coverage and put appropriate measures in place for long-term stability in the market. ACHP also urges policymakers to ensure Medicaid remains a financially sound program that meets the needs of states and provides essential coverage to the citizens that need it most.
“We are eager to see scoring from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to better understand the full implications of the bill on millions of Americans across the country. We look forward to working as a constructive partner with the Senate to advance our shared commitment to deliver innovative, high quality and affordable coverage and care.”
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.