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118 Patient Groups Object to Proposed Association Health Plan Rule

Today, the I Am Essential coalition submitted comments, supported by 118 patient groups, to the U.S. Department of Labor expressing strong concerns with a proposed rule that would expand the scope and applicability of association health plans (AHPs). The rule was proposed in response to President Trump’s October 2017 executive order directing agencies to change…

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Sign-on to IAE letter on Association Health Plans Proposed Rule

The “I Am Essential” coalition, representing hundreds of patient groups and their allies, has prepared draft comments for organizational sign-on to the U.S. Department of Labors’ Association Health Plan proposed rule.  The letter outlines the impact the proposed changes would have on health insurance coverage and patient access to affordable care and treatment. This proposed rule was directed by the Trump Administration’s executive order to promote…

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138 Patient Groups Oppose HHS Proposal to Scale Back Future Essential Health Benefits

Washington, DC– Today, the I Am Essential coalition sent comments, signed by 138 patient groups, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in opposition to its proposal to allow states to scale back essential health benefits insurers must offer to their beneficiaries in the future. The patient groups also voiced concerns with…

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Trump Administration to Review Fewer Health Plans for Drug Coverage; Patient Groups Concerned – Will Patients be Able to Access their Drugs?

Washington, DC – On the same day the Trump Administration issued a “market stabilization” rule that seeks to help the insurance companies stay in the individual market, CCIIO issued guidance to the states that announced it will conduct drug coverage reviews in fewer states.  Instead, CCIIO will rely more on the states to conduct these…

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