New Legislators' Guide Promotes Affordable Health Insurance
Affordable Health Insurance Guide
The Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) released the "2006 State Legislators' Guide to Health Insurance Solutions." The Guide helps state legislators understand why health insurance premiums have been rising and provides solutions that would increase access to affordable health coverage.
"State legislators often think they are powerless to control rising health insurance costs. But the fact is they are often responsible for the increases. State laws, including state mandates and regulations such as guaranteed issue, are an important factor leading to high health insurance costs," stated CAHI State Affairs Director J.P. Wieske. "By covering most of the major health insurance issues, explaining them, and including a glossary, this Guide will help state legislators understand the consequences of their legislative actions and provide them with constructive options for reducing health care costs."
In the State Legislators' Guide, each critical health insurance issue is summarized, actions already taken by states are highlighted, and possible solutions are offered. The Guide is designed to offer lawmakers a starting point for deliberations and legislative proposals.
To access this latest publication, please visit CAHI's website at www.cahi.org
Founded in 1992, CAHI is a non-profit research and advocacy association whose mission is to develop and promote free market solutions to America's health care challenges. CAHI's membership includes health insurance companies (active in the individual, small group, HSA and senior markets), small businesses, physicians, actuaries and insurance brokers.