Why Repeal and Replace Must Be Paired with Short-Term Market Stabilization
The ACA made massive changes to health markets – some positive and some negative.
The result has been an unstable and expensive market that is driving away many of the healthy consumers the exchanges need to attract to hold coverage costs down over the long term.
CAHC supports efforts to stabilize markets, encourage competition through robust plan participation, and expand choices for consumers. To do so, repeal and replace must be paired with short-term market stabilization policies. This briefing will provide background on the Budget Reconciliation process, an explanation of why short-term market stabilization is needed, and recommendations on top policy priorities we believe should be included in a repeal bill or as part of regulatory policy early this year.
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Rayburn 2020
Stan Collender, Executive Vice President and Budgetary Expert, QORVIS MSLGROUP
Jeff Smedsrud, Co-Founder, HealthCare.com and Founder, the National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
Katrina Velasquez, Policy Director, Eating Disorders Coalition
Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations, National Association of the Self Employed
Moderator: Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage