Now that the Republicans' most recent health care bill is dead — missing the deadline for reconciliation — the health care industry as a whole is pushing for bipartisan efforts to stabilize the individual health insurance market and reduce overall health care costs. Included in this push has been funding of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies, however the White House recently announced it will end CSR payments.
Under the ACA, the federal government gives CSR funding to insurance companies so they may offer plans with discounted deductibles and copayments, making health care more affordable for low-income individuals and families.
Even with the uncertainty coming out of D.C., Priority Health is committed to Michigan's market and will continue to offer affordable health plans that provide high quality coverage. We want to ensure everyone in Michigan has the right care, at the right time, in the right place, and at a price they can afford.
Where do we stand?
Priority Health believes any changes we make to the American health care system should be focused on putting people first by ensuring affordable access to quality health care. We'll continue to encourage lawmakers to consider these key areas as they work toward improving our health care system:
- Preservation of Healthy Michigan Plan
- Flexibility in plan and benefit design
- Stronger incentives to maintain coverage
- Elimination of restrictive regulations on businesses