CAHC Urges "Yes" Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill with CHIP Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC (January 18, 2018): The Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) – a coalition of employers, insurers, life science companies, PBMs, brokers, agents, patient groups, and physician organizations – responded today to a planned vote on a four-week government funding bill with a six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) included. 

CAHC President Joel White released the following statement: 
 
“While CAHC is eager to see Congress pass a long-term spending deal that includes much-needed Medicare 'extenders' and market stabilization measures, this Continuing Resolution is an incremental victory for patients, providers, and payers that deserves Congress's support," said CAHC President Joel White. "The six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) included in the bill upholds a vital promise to our nation's most vulnerable, while the delay of onerous Obamacare taxes will bring relief to families already struggling under the high costs of this law. CAHC urges Congressional Democrats and Republican hardliners to put our nation's children ahead of their political interests and vote 'yes' on protecting access to health care for nine million Americans who are most in need." 
 
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Background:
The Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) is a broad-based alliance with a primary focus: bringing down the cost of health care for all Americans. CAHC promotes policies that lower health costs through increased competition, informed consumers and more choices to help promote access to affordable coverage. Learn more at CAHC.net