WASHINGTON, D.C. – Health plans on July 29 reiterated its strong support for new market rules and consumer protections to cover all Americans and guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions.
“Health insurance reform is an essential part of health care reform,” said AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni. “Health plans have listened to concerns of the American people and proposed reforms to cover everyone and make sure no one is locked out of the system because of a pre-existing condition.”
Last year, health plans offered a proposal that includes far-reaching market reforms and new consumer protections. Health plans proposed guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions, discontinuing rating based on a person’s health status or gender and a personal coverage requirement to achieve universal coverage. To learn more about AHIP’s reform proposal, visit: //www.americanhealthsolution.org/assets/Uploads/ahipreformpolicyproposal.pdf.
These proposals are highlighted in a new national television ad campaign AHIP launched last week in support of bipartisan health care reform. To view the ad, visit: http://www.americanhealthsolution.org/supporting-bipartisan-reforms.
In a national survey, more than 70% of Americans signaled their support for a personal coverage requirement as part of a reform plan that includes market reforms, new consumer protections and tax credits.