Levin Statement on Exit of HAP from Michigan Marketplace

Sep 15, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today released the following statement in response to the announcement that Health Alliance Plan (HAP) would exit Michigan’s individual insurance Marketplace for 2018:

“As legislative efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have stalled, the Trump Administration is undermining health coverage by greatly increasing uncertainty and instability in the individual insurance market. HAP, a longtime participant, today has responded with its decision to leave the Michigan Marketplace. It is now up to Congress to end this uncertainty and strengthen the individual health insurance market. Our fight to thwart efforts to destroy the ACA and to ensure affordable, quality, health care must continue.”

On September 8, Rep. Levin joined colleagues to send a letter requesting the Ways and Means Committee, of which he is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, to hold bipartisan hearings on stabilizing the marketplace. Earlier this week, Rep. Levin again called on Ways and Means Chairman Brady to hold bipartisan hearings during a markup of other healthcare legislation.

Earlier today, Rep. Levin condemned the Trump Administration’s drastic cut in health navigator funding for Michigan, which is yet another effort that will undermine the individual health insurance market. 

Rep. Levin was Chair of the Ways and Means Committee when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010. He is currently the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health.