AHIP: ACA repeal-and-replace can be done 'responsibly'
- Marilyn Tavenner, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plan, pointed to what congressional action to repeal and replace the ACA should prioritize to minimize the impact on the insurance industry.
- Tavenner believes that the removal of the individual mandate will most likely be included in any repeal plan but recommends establishing incentives like penalties for late enrollment and waiting periods to "avoid high premiums and fewer choices for everyone."
- Among the other recommendations AHIP has for a repeal-and-replace were: Funding transition programs, getting rid of ACA taxes on insurers, and "implementing effective verification of individuals’ eligibility" prior to enrollment.
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