It’s a Wrap for this year’s CAP Conference

| March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

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MassAHU president David A. Shore; NAHU’s Region 1 national vice president Julie Jennings, RHU, LIA, CLTC; Jean Russell; Mark Gaunya, GBA, LIA; Mim Minichiello and Joe Lawler, CEBS participated with national policymakers in representing MassAHU this year to address the cost of health care, health care insurance and the impact these costs are having on businesses and individuals throughout the country.

During CAP Conference, our representatives in Washington, D.C., were asked to meet and hear from us – the brokers, consultants and agents in the trenches.  MassAHU stressed employer concerns and challenges surrounding health reform, what consumers face and to offer solutions to help further ensure the success of health reform implementation in Massachusetts.  The following Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill were asked for a meeting:

Senator Warren
Senator Markey
Representative Lynch
Representative McGovern
Representative Keating
Representative Neal
Representative Clark
Representative Tierney
Representative Capuano
Representative Tsongas
Representative Kennedy

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Only the following representatives and/or their staff were able to meet with MassAHU: Representatives McGovern, Keating, Clark, Lynch, Tierney and Senator Warren’s Sr. Health Policy Advisor and Senator Markey’s Sr. Health Policy Advisor for Health & Environment.

Mark S. Gaunya GBA, LIA and past president of MassAHU moderated NAHU’s national panel on health cost transparency with topics that ranged from new innovations in coverage and delivery systems to policy trends relative to cost containment. MassAHU members also attended the following educational sessions on benefit and policy trends:

  • Key briefings from the national policy staff and association leadership.
  • Updates on the latest developments regarding the new health insurance marketplaces.
  • Presentations from congressional and Administration health policy leaders including updates about potential changes to the law and new evolving regulatory guidance.
  • A session about using the political dynamics of healthcare to transform business and break outs covering innovative solutions to address the employer reporting requirements, shared responsibility requirements, self-funding options in a reformed health system, private and public exchanges, and small group market trends.

In closing, the future of healthcare reform is ever changing. Your MassAHU board and committee members work diligently on behalf of you and your professional association.  The impact of this law affects us all in many different ways across the country. MassAHU stands strong on the messaging we provide members and legislators on the both state and federal level.

See also: Talking Points from NAHU | Federal Priorities

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Category: Chapter News, Legislative Updates, Member Spotlight

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