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  • Congress Must Protect Americans’ Health Coverage

    A coalition of 30 organizations led by the U.S. Chamber, the American Hospital Association, and America’s Health Insurance Plans sent a letter asking Congress to protect Americans’ health coverage.

    “As Americans continue to be impacted by the severity of the COVID-19 crisis, the possibility of losing their health coverage should not have to be a concern,” said Neil Bradley, U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer. “There are many items that we’d like to see Congress focus on in future legislation and maintaining health benefits and increasing coverage options need to be top priorities in order to continue supporting individuals, families, and employers.”

    The coalition urges Congress to pass legislation that:

    • Provides employers with temporary subsidies to preserve current health benefits.
    • Covers the cost of coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).
    • Expands use of Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
    • Opens a Special Enrollment Period for health insurance marketplaces.
    • Increases eligibility and federal financial assistance subsidies to buy coverage in the health insurance marketplaces.

    Swift actions are needed to ensure continuity of coverage and the stability of our health care system as we continue to fight the coronavirus and reopen our economy.