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Industry News: Health Insurers Call on Congress to Provide New Funding

Industry News: Health insurance companies are calling on Congress to provide more funding to help people keep coverage, citing the more than 44 million who have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus crisis started.

The two main health insurance lobbying groups, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, wrote a letter to congressional leaders on Friday making a range of requests for the next coronavirus response package, expected later this month.

Source: The Hill

As the coronavirus continues to bring it’s wave of impacts across every industry, the healthcare industry is bracing for a response that includes a longer, more drawn out time frame and includes many peaks.  As it is understood that the most severe of waves has yet to come, plans and organizations are partnering to ask government leadership to assistance and organize efforts around a concentrated response.

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