Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on Health Care Provisions of American Families Plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2021
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY ON
HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES PLAN
WASHINGTON— Margaret A. Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), released the following statement today on the proposed American Families Plan, which would make permanent the American Rescue Plan Act’s increase in after-premium tax credits for Marketplace coverage.
“Millions of Americans are uninsured or underinsured owing to the high cost of coverage. Permanently extending the enhanced subsidies of the American Rescue Plan Act is an unambiguous good. Making the product more affordable for consumers struggling to meet their premium bills will bring more people into in the individual health insurance market – and removing the affordability cliff will help them stay insured in 2024 and beyond.
“More robust APTC subsidies were at the top of ACAP’s list of desired policy adjustments for Marketplace coverage. Accordingly, the proposed changes in the American Families Plan have our full support. We’re glad that leaders in the Administration and Capitol Hill have moved on from the rhetoric of repeal and replace – and are instead putting forth concrete policy proposals to repair, reform and reinforce the ACA.”
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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