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FAH Leader Reacts to House Leadership's Plan to Build on the ACA

March 26, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Legislation

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement on House leadership's plan to build on the Affordable Care Act:

"The House leadership’s efforts to strengthen the Affordable Care Act are timely and necessary. Tens of millions of Americans depend on ACA health coverage and millions more could be covered. This is why the Federation sees the new initiative as mission critical to improve and protect care for the patients we serve.

"As caregivers, our goals have been and continue to be: increase access to affordable health care coverage for all Americans – including those with pre-existing conditions – and protect and strengthen programs that take care of seniors and our most vulnerable.

The ACA framework can accomplish these objectives. We need to build on what works. The Federation is committed to working with the Congress to ensure access to high-quality, affordable coverage and care for all Americans."