Bipartisan Effort to Stabilize Insurance Market Hits Snag Over State Flexibility

09/12/2017 | Modern Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente CEO and Chairman Bernard J. Tyson stressed the importance of CSRs yesterday at the Senate HELP Committee hearing on stabilizing the ACA. “Funding the cost-sharing reduction payments on a permanent, or at least multi-year basis, is probably the single most important thing Congress can do to quickly stabilize the individual market,” Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson told the committee. “If we are going to provide meaningful relief to consumers for 2018, we need to do it very quickly, within days rather than weeks.” Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO Susan Turney, M.D., will testify at the HELP Committee hearing on Thursday.