ACHP Statement on Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

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

ACHP Statement on Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2017) – ACHP President and CEO, Ceci Connolly, made the below statement following the Senate’s release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

“ACHP is committed to ensuring that Americans continue to have access to high quality care at a cost they can afford.  We appreciate that the Senate has funded the vitally important CSR subsidies through 2019 and is providing some amount of market certainty. We also appreciate consideration of tax credits based on income and geography and will evaluate their ability to sufficiently provide affordable coverage.

“We remain troubled by the prospect of millions of people losing coverage under the Senate bill, particularly the working families who will be significantly impacted by the proposed changes to Medicaid. We are eager to see scoring from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to better understand the full implications of the legislation.”

In May, ACHP sent a letter to Senate leadership outlining ACHP’s recommendations as the Senate began work on their health care reform bill.

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.