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On behalf of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), I am writing to express our strongest opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) as was released on July 13 and urge you to vote against this legislation when it comes to the Senate floor. ACAP represents 60 member plans in 29 states serving more than 20 million Americans receiving coverage through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare Advantage D-SNPs, and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. Our members serve almost 1 of every 2 Medicaid enrollees in managed care and our qualified health plan (QHP) members have seen substantial increases in coverage provided to enrollees in the Marketplaces nationwide.
Throughout this process, ACAP has sought to provide input on legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Our plans have decades of expertise in serving low-income and hard to serve populations. Likewise, ACAP has long been on record saying that current law needs to be changed to address several significant problems with current law. Despite that, the House and Senate has consistently rejected stakeholder input and have now put forward legislation that will do significant long-term damage to the health care system by undermining coverage for millions of Americans and threatening to fundamentally destabilize the individual insurance market.View the full article »