March 20, 2017
HHS Launches Webpage Highlighting Administrative Actions to Empower Patients
Monday, March 20, 2017
This week the Health and Human Services Department launched a new page on HHS.gov highlighting the regulatory and administrative actions the Department is taking to relieve the burden of the current healthcare law and support a patient-centered healthcare system.
“We’re taking action to improve choices for patients, stabilize the individual and small-group insurance markets, and expand access to more affordable coverage,” said Secretary Tom Price, M.D. “This page will be the place to go for updates on our ongoing efforts.”
The actions are part of a broader plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
New measures will be announced as soon as is allowable by law. In particular, future actions will:
- Lower costs and increase choices by providing relief from the burdensome regulations and fostering competition in insurance markets;
- Work to ensure a stable transition period;
- Offer states greater flexibility of their Medicaid programs to meet the needs of their most vulnerable populations; and
- Increase the opportunities for patients to get the care they need when they need it.