Extending coverage and protecting patients
The Affordable Coverage Coalition, comprised of the nation’s doctors, hospitals, employers and health insurance companies, is calling on Congress to expand financial assistance to consumers purchasing Affordable Care Act coverage, bolster enrollment and outreach efforts and take additional steps to protect those who have lost or are at risk of losing health coverage due to the economic downturn triggered by COVID-19.
The group agreed on a path to universal coverage, noting in their joint statement of principles:
“While we sometimes disagree on important issues in health care, we are in total agreement that Americans deserve a stable health care market that provides access to high-quality care and affordable coverage for all. Achieving universal coverage is particularly critical as we strive to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and work to address long-standing inequities in health care access and outcomes.”