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ACP-ASIM releases plan to eliminate uninsured by 2009

ederal poverty level would receive relief from the high cost of health insurance beginning in 2005.

In addition to expanding eligibility and funding for Medicaid and State Childrens Health Insurance Programs (S-CHIPs), the ACP-ASIM proposal calls for a premium subsidy program, starting with individuals with incomes between 100 and 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL). The subsidy program would later be extended to uninsured persons with incomes above 200% of the FPL. The subsidy would be applied toward the purchase of individual coverage to be offered through purchasing group arrangements, toward the employees contribution to employer-provided health insurance or toward a buy in into the S-CHP program.

The legislation will establish basic benefits requirements and market reforms for health plans as a condition of participation in the premium subsidy program. The basic benefits package would be based on recommendations of an advisory commission to be appointed by Congress. The commission would also report annually on the effectiveness of measures to expand health insurance coverage.

"Even if Congress does not agree to everything we are proposing, we hope to succeed in challenging the conventional wisdom that nothing can or will be done to make health insurance coverage available to everyone before the close of the decade," said Dr. Walker. We intend to show that it is possible to make coverage available to all within seven years by building upon the current health care system.


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Contact: Carolyn Albert
carolyna@acponline.org
202 261-4572
American College of Physicians
26-Apr-2002


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