The main health insurance trade group, America's Health Insurance Plans, is going public with two big concerns about the Senate health care bill.
- It wants to make sure there's a "continuous coverage" provision to help private insurers attract healthy customers, since the bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, according to spokeswoman Kristine Grow.
- And the group has "grave concerns" about the tight Medicaid spending limits, she said. It wants to make sure states get enough funding to keep giving low-income people the coverage and services they need.
Why it matters: Republicans need the health insurance companies to have confidence in their ACA rewrite — and they also need to make sure it will work from a business perspective. AHIP has been cautious, and says it's not supporting or opposing the bill. It just wants improvements.