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Sign-on to Support Proposals to Lower Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs

The “I Am Essential” coalition has prepared draft comments for organizational sign-on in response to the President’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. Our comments focus on proposals contained in the Request for Information (RFI) that address efforts to reduce patient cost-sharing in qualified health plans. The letter outlines proposals the Administration could take to…

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Trump Administration Issues Final Association Health Plan Rule

Today, the Trump Administration released a final rule expanding the scope and applicability of association health plans (AHPs). The Department of Labor’s rule implements President Trump’s October 2017 executive order which directed agencies to change existing regulations to provide consumers with more options for health care coverage. The I Am Essential coalition previously submitted comments…

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Sign-on to I Am Essential Comments on Short-term, Limited Duration Plan Propposed Rule

The “I Am Essential” coalition has prepared draft comments for organizational sign-on in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Short-term, Limited Duration Plan proposed rule. This proposed rule was drafted in response to President Trump’s executive order to promote more healthcare choices for consumers. Unfortunately, these short-term plans, as proposed, would not have to cover each of…

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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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