Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on “Family Glitch” Fix
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2022
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY ON “FAMILY GLITCH” FIX
WASHINGTON – Margaret A. Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s fixes to the “family glitch,” wherein the determination as to whether health coverage purchased through health insurance Marketplaces is deemed “affordable” based on the rates for individual, rather than family coverage:
“This fix is long overdue. ACAP and others have been calling for this common-sense reform to assure that health coverage deemed ‘affordable’ actually is.
“We support the final rule–as it better aligns the implementation of the ACA with its intent, keeps families with low incomes from being penalized, and opens the door for approximately five million people to newly qualify for premium subsidies.
“We applaud President Biden for his leadership on this issue and look forward to continuing to work with his Administration to improve coverage and care for people and families with low incomes.”
ACAP represents 74 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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