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FAH Leader Speaks at Nashville Health Care Council

February 27, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

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Today, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a discussion about the future of health care featuring FAH’s Chip Kahn and Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Kahn and Eyles spoke to a crowd of 250 Council members in a conversation moderated by Melinda Buntin, professor and Mike Curb Chair, Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The discussion ranged from topics like House Democrats’ introduction of Medicare for All legislation, the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, rising drug costs, surprise billing and more.

When addressing Medicare for All, Kahn stated that, “Once President Trump was elected and Bernie Sanders continued to tout Medicare for All, I thought that we in the industry really needed to take the momentum for it seriously. We are for having everyone covered, but we already have a structure for how to do this—the ACA. As an industry, we needed to have some counter-messaging around why Medicare For All is not the way to go.” 

Read Nashville Health Care Council’s full coverage of the event here.