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AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin Testifies On Health Insurance Coverage Press Release

In testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance this morning, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses health insurance coverage in America and the role of federal programs.

His key points:

  • The vast majority of Americans are covered by health insurance, with private insurance provided by employers being the leading source of coverage;
  • During 2020, the onset of the pandemic slightly reduced private insurance, but public safety net programs offset the loss and left the fraction of Americans uninsured roughly unchanged; and
  • Despite this success, key public programs – Medicare and Medicaid – can benefit from reforms that raise the value of the care provided to their beneficiaries.

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