Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as HHS Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY ON CONFIRMATION OF XAVIER BECERRA AS HHS SECRETARY
WASHINGTON— Margaret A. Murray, CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) released the following statement on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
“As we’ve said before, Secretary Becerra is unequivocally qualified to run HHS, as a longtime supporter of equitable access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage and care.
“ACAP and our Safety Net Health Plan members stand ready to help Secretary Becerra address the multitude of health care issues currently facing the American public—from the COVID-19 pandemic, to all-too-frequent churn within the Medicaid program, unacceptable racial disparities in health care access and quality, and the loosening of ACA rules that had protected consumers from harmful junk insurance plans.
“We congratulate Secretary Becerra on his confirmation and look forward to working with him and with HHS in the coming years to make the health care system work better for everyone.”
ACAP represents 78 health plans, which collectively provide health coverage to more than 20 million people. Safety Net Health Plans serve their members through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Marketplace and other publicly-sponsored health programs. For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.
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