Coalition of hospitals, insurers, employers call for ACA expansion

Eight groups representing hospitals, physicians, insurers and employers called on Congress to support proposals to expand the ACA, according to a joint statement released Feb. 10.

The coalition includes:

  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Benefits Council
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Federation of American Hospitals
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The groups outlined several proposals it wants the federal government to implement. They include the expansion of ACA subsidies, the reintroduction of a three-year, 100 percent federal funding match for states that expand Medicaid and increased federal funding for insurance outreach and enrollment programs.

Current proposals under a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill already target increasing subsidies for Americans who buy their health insurance from the ACA marketplace.

"While we sometimes disagree on important issues in healthcare, we are in total agreement that Americans deserve a stable healthcare market that provides access to high-quality care and affordable coverage for all," the coalition said in the joint statement.

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