Press Release

RELEASE — ACHP Statement on President-elect Biden’s Announcement of Health Team

Washington, D.C. (December 7, 2020)– Today the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) issues the following statement regarding the announcement of President-elect Biden’s nominations and appointments for his health team and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“The health team nominations and appointments announced by President-elect Biden show the incoming Administration’s dedication to accessible, quality health care and commitment to defeating COVID-19.

“Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been a passionate defender of the Affordable Care Act and a champion for expanding access to health coverage. ACHP and our member companies look forward to working with him and the Biden-Harris Administration to improve affordability, availability and outcomes in the U.S. health care system.

“There is much work to be done to contain the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The health team nominated today brings diverse expertise to tackling the public health crisis and saving lives. ACHP is eager to work with these experienced leaders to improve testing and contact tracing, address health disparities and ensure the safe and efficient delivery of treatments and vaccines at no cost to the American people.

“Our member companies continue to address the needs of their communities, are on the frontlines of coordinating care and are committing workforce and financial resources to combat this crisis.”

ACHP recently published its policy priorities for the next decade in Healthcare 2030: ACHP’s Roadmap to Reform.  

About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing non-profit health plans to improve affordability and outcomes in the health care system. ACHP member companies are provider-aligned health organizations that provide high-quality coverage and care to tens of millions of Americans. They are leading the industry in practical, proven reforms around primary care delivery, value-based payment and data-driven systems improvement.

ACHP advocates on behalf of its members and a unique approach to health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with health plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions being realized in communities nationwide and rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers. Learn more at the ACHP website and follow us on Twitter for the latest health insights.