200-plus Patient Groups Petition Price to Keep Key ACA Protections
FIRST IN PULSE: 200-plus patient groups petition Price to keep key ACA protections. The groups urge the new secretary to preserve the law’s essential health benefits, Section 1557 nondiscrimination regulations and other provisions that have helped previously uninsured Americans get coverage.
“While the ACA is not perfect, it has provided coverage and access for millions of Americans and includes numerous patient protections that beneficiaries, especially those with chronic conditions, cannot afford to lose,” said Carl Schmid, deputy executive director of The AIDS Institute. “Ensuring continuous coverage and consistent care should be the administration’s top priority and any changes to the law and current regulations and guidance should uphold these protections.”
This article was written by Dan Diamond. It originally appeared in POLITICO Pulse. To see the full story, click here.