Also known as the MAC Act, S.782 was filed in response to rising consumer health care costs, including co-pays, deductibles, and insurance premiums. This comprehensive cost-saving bill seeks to –
-Eliminate co-pays for certain treatments for eight chronic conditions that disproportionately impact communities of color and low-income communities: diabetes, asthma/COPD, hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, opioid use disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia
-Create a reinsurance program to support small businesses by making it easier and more cost-effective for them to offer health insurance to their employees. This program would lower the costs of premiums for businesses and create more affordable rates for individuals.
-Ensure availability of no-cost health plans for low-income ConnectorCare members