Last year, protesters rallied against passage of the health care overhaul. But now that its law, advocates of the law say they can win the battle of public relations over opponents who hope for repeal.
Some prominent AHIP members have publicly opposed doing away with the law.
“I don’t think it’s in our society’s best interest to expend energy in repealing the law,” Cigna President David Cordani said in November at a Reuters health summit, just days after Republicans won control of the House and increased their numbers in the Senate.
Mark Bertolini, president of Aetna, also said during the summit that repealing the law would lead the industry to “a bad place.”
One health insurance official said the repeal was a largely symbolic political exercise.
“It is clearly not going anywhere,” the official said.
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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