For Some Insurers, Inflation Reduction Act’s Anniversary Is Reason to Celebrate

When the Biden administration celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act on Aug. 16, the focus — from a health care perspective — was largely on the IRA’s unprecedented drug pricing reforms. While those provisions are important to the health insurance industry, the sector has also seen an overwhelmingly positive impact from the law’s extension of beefed-up subsidies for Affordable Care Act exchange enrollees.

“We at ACHP and all of our members worked incredibly hard to get the health care provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act passed,” Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) President and CEO Ceci Connolly tells AIS Health, a division of MMIT. “Potentially the most significant health care provision in that act was the extension of the enhanced subsidies for working Americans to buy coverage and care on the individual exchange.”

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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