FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alliance of Community Health Plans Expresses Concern with CBO Analysis of American Health Care Act
Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2017) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) released a statement today in response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report analyzing the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act proposal. ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly issued the below statement on the findings:
“Analysis by the independent Congressional Budget Office is extremely troubling. No one wants to see America move backward in pursuit of high-quality, affordable health care. Under the House legislation, in just a matter of a few years, 24 million Americans could lose the coverage and care they rely on to stay healthy and productive. It’s time to take a step back and thoughtfully consider viable alternatives. We look forward to working with policymakers on adjustments to ensure that millions of people do not lose the coverage they deserve.”
“The deep reductions in Medicaid funding, even for existing beneficiaries, would leave leave many already strained state budgets in the lurch and could preclude the option of enrollment for millions of the most vulnerable Americans.”
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 nearly 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.