Focus on AHCA Amendments Misses Underlying Legislation

A statement from NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley

“Focusing on the amendments to the AHCA diverts attention from the underlying legislation. Included there are significant cuts to coverage programs. Flexibility is not a synonym for savings. While state flexibility and the added funding for risk mitigation could create more efficiency and stimulate innovation, by itself it cannot make up for a 25 percent cut in the Medicaid program, the reduced levels of federal funding for states that expanded coverage, and the reduced tax credits and phase out of funds that help people afford their health insurance.”