Access to Health Insurance Press Releases

May 9, 2019

House Votes to Stop Tax Subsidies for Inadequate Health Plans

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would halt Department of Health and Human Services and Department of the Treasury guidance enabling individuals to use federal tax subsidies to purchase health insurance that does not meet coverage standards under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

April 1, 2019

17 Patient Groups Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Health Care Law

Seventeen patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States, citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court uphold the District Court ruling to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. 

March 29, 2019

Federal Judge Rules Against Expansion of Inadequate Association Health Plans

A federal judge has blocked a rule change that would have expanded the availability of Association Health Plans (AHP). These plans often leave beneficiaries underinsured because they are exempt from covering the essential health benefits required under the health care law, including prescription drug coverage, and can also cap coverage based on the number of hospital days or cost of services and cover less than 60 percent of a patient’s medical costs.