AHIP Statement on the U.S. Census Bureau's Uninsured Report

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America's Health Insurance Plans' (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni today issued the following statement on a new report on the nation's uninsured from the U.S. Census Bureau:

"Today's report is a stark reminder of how the challenge of providing access to affordable coverage should be the nation's top domestic priority.

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"Meeting this challenge of providing access to affordable coverage requires a collaborative effort between public and private entities coupled with the regulatory flexibility that will allow health insurance plans to offer more affordable products to purchasers and consumers

"Health insurance plans have worked hard to offer a range of affordable viable options to small businesses that have previously not been able to offer coverage and individuals purchasing insurance on their own. In addition, we are putting into practice proven cost-containment strategies that allow employees and individuals to maintain coverage.

"We will continue to work with policymakers at the federal and state level to develop strategies to meet the unique needs of diverse uninsured populations."

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