Press Release

RELEASE — Statement on Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2021)- In response to Congressional passage of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, the following statement can be attributed to Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) President and CEO Ceci Connolly:

“ACHP applauds Congress for swiftly passing the American Rescue Plan and delivering critical support to communities across the country.

“Increased federal funding for testing and vaccinations provides life-saving resources critical to defeating the virus. Additionally, enhanced COBRA subsidies, affordability provisions for Exchange coverage and increased Medicaid funding help maintain and expand access to high quality, affordable coverage and care when Americans need it most.

“ACHP’s nonprofit members continue to prioritize prevention, testing and treatment and remain steadfast in their efforts to help turn the tide of the pandemic. We look forward to further collaborating with the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families in communities throughout the nation.”

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.