Implications of an ACA repeal
Republican policymakers plan to move quickly in January to repeal much of the health reform law without enacting a replacement. According to a new Urban Institute report, 229,000 fewer people in Mississippi would have health insurance in 2019 if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed. This would cause families in Mississippi to go without needed health care and expose them to financial risk.
MHAP worked for years to ensure the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Now our work has transitioned to ensuring consumers are informed about and exercise their new rights under the law. MHAP, through our consumer assistance program Health Help Mississippi, provides assistance with consumer grievances and appeals when necessary. MHAP also works with national partners to shape our state’s policy to provide more consumer protections as they navigate through this new healthcare landscape.
MHAP supports the ACA and its many benefits for Mississippians. Repeal of this important law will cause fiscal and health distress for the families of Mississippi.
MISSISSIPPI INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MIKE CHANEY'S RESPONSE TO U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY'S INVITATION TO PROVIDE SUGGESTIONS ON HOW AMERICA'S HEALTH INSURANCE SYSTEM CAN BE IMPROVED IN MISSISSIPPI
MISSISSIPPI INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MIKE CHANEY'S RESPONSE TO SENATE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LAMAR ALEXANDER'S INVITATION TO PROVIDE SUGGESTIONS ON HOW AMERICA'S HEALTH INSURANCE SYSTEM CAN BE IMPROVED IN MISSISSIPPI