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FAH Leader Reacts to House Passage of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act

June 29, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Legislation

WASHINGTON - FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following the statement after the House passed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act:

"As millions of Americans are losing jobs to the COVID-19 recession, many are losing their health care too. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (HR 1425) comes none too soon to bring ACA coverage within reach for so many by improving access to critical individual and Medicaid coverage. This builds upon what works to help ensure all Americans have health coverage.

"This enhanced framework fits the bill because it encourages states to expand Medicaid, makes health care premiums more affordable and strengthens outreach and enrollment programs. While the bill gets the coverage enhancement right, FAH remains concerned about over-regulation of drug prices. 

"FAH has and always will unwaveringly support coverage for all Americans. This bill is a step in the right direction and is needed now more than ever. We look forward to working with Congress to ensure all Americans have the coverage and care they deserve and need."