Health Care Improvement Act of 2021Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement
The Health Care Improvement Act of 2021 is a proposed legislation that aims to make various changes to the health care marketplace in the United States. Some of the key provisions of the bill include:
Expanding premium assistance for insurance plans purchased through an exchange, with funding provided for state reinsurance payments and insurance-related costs for individuals enrolled in individual marketplaces.
Encouraging states to expand Medicaid coverage by providing seven years of federal assistance to states that expand coverage, and reducing assistance to states that do not expand coverage.
Establishing a public health insurance option that is available through individual marketplaces, and requiring providers participating in Medicare or Medicaid to also participate in the public option.
Making changes with respect to payments for rural health providers and allowing small group market plans to be offered across state lines.
Authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate with manufacturers for the prices of prescription drugs offered through Medicare.
Establishing guidelines for employers to provide information about available health coverage, and requiring the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the employer notification process for the advance payment of premium tax credits.
Based on the health-related bill you selected (THE SELECTED BILL IS Health Care Improvement Act of 2021), develop a 1.5-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement that addresses the following:
· Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.
· Explain how the social determinants of income, age, education, or gender affect this legislation.
· Describe how you would address the opponent (Find some of opponent’s view attached in the excerpt) to your position. Be specific and provide examples.
· At least 2 outside resources and 2-3 course-specific resources are used.
Please remember to not write in 1st person and that you are addressing your legislators. Remember you need a title page, an introduction, a purpose statement, and a conclusion.