The members of NAHU believe the time is right for a solution that controls medical spending and guarantees access to affordable coverage for all Americans. We believe this can be accomplished without limiting the people's ability to choose the health plan that best fits their needs and ensures them continued access to the services of independent state-licensed counselors and advocates. NAHU's An American Solution is a comprehensive approach to meeting this challenge, and a yardstick for evaluating other proposals.
Visit our An American Solution page for more information including an informational powerpoint presentation for our members' use, complete with detailed speaker's notes.
Healthy Access to Individual Market Coverage
NAHU's new individual market reform paper presents 10 specific policy recommendations to improve access to coverage in the individual health insurance market.
NAHU's Town Hall
NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein and Preisdent Russ Childers hosted a free one-hour webinar on Friday, August 7 to discuss the latest news on health reform and NAHU's grassroots action plan for the August congressional recess. The PowerPoint presenation used during the Town Hall Webinar is available here.
Comprehensive Health Reform
Comparison of the Coverage Provisions in the American Health Choices Act and the House Democratic Tri-Committee Health Reform Legislation
Statement for the Hearing on the Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft
Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO, testified before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on June 25.
Statement for the Hearing on Health Care Reform Legislative Options
Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO, testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on June 11.
Ways to Reduce the Cost of Health Insurance for Employers, Employees and their Families
Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO, gave a statement to the House Committee on Education and Labor on Thursday, April 23. You can also watch the video of her testimony here.
Insurance Market Reform in National Health Reform
Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO, gave a statement to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday, March 24. You can also watch the video of her testimony here.
Americans Deserve Access to Licensed Professionals
As Congress considers meaningful proposals for national health reform, one key test of public approval for any sustainable and equitable reforms will be ensuring that all Americans have the ability to choose the health insurance plan that best fits their needs. Read more in this NAHU report.
New COBRA Requirements
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes provisions regarding COBRA requirements for employers that went into effect March 1, 2009. NAHU has prepared a fact-sheet on the new requirements that you can use to better advise your clients. You can find additional resources on the new requirements on our COBRA page.
Recent Charts and Analyses
State Premium Assistance Programs
NAHU's chart outlining the state-level private health insurance subsidy programs for low-income individuals.
State Individual and Small Group Market Health Insurance Reforms
NAHU's chart detailing all of the health insurance market reform requirements enacted at the state level of government, including rating structure, treatment of preexisting conditions and other reforms.
State Laws Regulating Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorders
NAHU's chart outlining states' legislation on coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Analysis of the Value of Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Care
A recent analysis by NAHU concerning comparative effectiveness research.
Tax Treatment of Health Insurance
Click here to view NAHU's whitepaper on the issues that would be raised for health insurance coverage by changing the Federal Tax Exclusion.