America’s Health Insurance Plans today held a joint press conference with the National Federation of Independent Business to highlight their common interests.
The NFIB, Nashville, Tenn., says policymakers interested in reforming the health finance system must think about the cost of coverage as well as access to coverage.
“It is imperative that insurance market reform – specifically in the individual and small group markets – leads to greater access to larger pools, increased portability and competitive choices,” NFIB President Dan Danner said today at the press conference.
In the past, the NFIB has supported efforts to create “association health plans,” or health plans that would be regulated mainly by a national regulator, or by insurance regulators in a single state.
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AHIP, Washington, notes in a statement released today that it supports the creation of “essential benefits plans.”