Chance McElhaney, Communications Director for the Iowa Insurance Division, had the following comments regarding the passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The video may be seen at: Iowa Insurance Division Response to American Health Care Act vote by U.S. House of Representatives
Text of the response is below:
The U.S. House of Representatives has moved forward today by voting to fix to the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare.
The ACA has created a situation where insurers are leaving individual health markets across the country. This is causing significant angst among Iowa consumers that depend on the individual health market for their health coverage.
Iowa’s individual health insurance market under the ACA was and still is unaffordable and unsustainable.
Iowa’s Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen has been in Washington D.C. this week discussing the situation with Iowa’s congressional delegation and members of the federal executive branch.
This is not an Iowa specific problem. This is a federal problem that was created by the ACA and needs to be fixed by Congress.
Time is of the essence to find a solution for Iowans and we now look forward to action from the U.S. Senate to fix this federal problem.