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Improving access to quality, affordable coverage

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CVS Health supports policies that expand access to quality, affordable health care coverage for all Americans, including protecting people with pre-existing conditions, building upon existing coverage programs, expanding Medicaid, and much more.

We support:

  • Strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has brought affordable coverage to millions of Americans. This can be done by expanding cost-sharing subsidies and premium tax credits, and maintaining protections for those with pre-existing conditions. We applaud the extension of the individual market subsidies provided under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 through the Inflation Reduction Act.   

  • Maintaining a strong Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which offers important benefits and cost protections for 29 million seniors and Medicare beneficiaries who are disabled.  

  • Advancing the Medicaid program by providing states with incentives to expand Medicaid, promoting continuous enrollment for beneficiaries, and a smooth transition to other coverage for those disenrolled at the end of the public health emergency. 

  • Building upon employer-based coverage, which is the foundation of health insurance in our country, providing quality health care coverage to over 156 million Americans. This is critical to ensure that individuals are not deterred from seeking basic care that can prevent or reduce much more serious and costly health conditions in the future.