Statement by ACHP President and CEO Jack Ebeler: Corrected US News & World Report Health Plan Rankings

WASHINGTON, DC – Jack Ebeler, President and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, issued the following statement today regarding US News & World Report’s corrected “America’s Best Health Plans” rankings, which were originally released in October 2005:

“We are delighted that US News & World Report’s corrected health plan rankings rate twelve ACHP members as leading plans inAmerica.

“Transparency and openness are the foundation on which excellent coverage and health care are built, and we recognize the efforts of US News and NCQA to correct the record.  Measuring and reporting how well a plan cares for its members encourages consumers to enroll in high-quality plans and challenges all of us in health care to improve.”

ACHP is a leadership organization that brings together innovative health plans and provider organizations that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care to their communities. Drawing on years of experience, members collaborate to identify problems, share information and work toward solutions to some of health care’s biggest challenges. Their work is the foundation for ACHP’s advocacy on behalf of better health care nationally.  More information is available at www.achp.org.