BCBS, Humana, Centene among many payers supporting Social Determinants Accelerator Act 

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A coalition of payers and healthcare providers publicly voiced their support for a congressional subcommittee to advance the Social Determinants Accelerator Act in a July 6 letter

Penned by Aligning for Health, a healthcare membership association, the letter of support includes signatures from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Humana, Centene and other payers. 

The act would create a council on social determinants of health, provide grants to support evidence-based health services, and promote the exchange of cross-sector information.

"Taken together, these elements will address the complexity that often stymies innovative cross-sector efforts or limits the scope and scalability of initiatives at the state and local level," the letter read. "We believe that the Social Determinants Accelerator Act of 2021 is a critical step to overcome these challenges and move the ball forward."

The bill was introduced during a June 24 House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee hearing along with 12 others. 

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