The Task Force serves as a single key point-of-contact for the Association
membership for institutional resources regarding comprehensive health care
reform initiatives at the state and federal levels. Such health care reform
initiatives have the goal of significantly increasing the number of people with
health coverage; similarly these initiatives potentially impact various
stakeholders in the health care industry including health plans, insurers and
other payers and physicians, hospitals, and other providers.
The Task Force works to educate AHLA members on proposed health care reform
initiatives as well as report on ongoing experiences with recently enacted
reform initiatives (e.g., Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and San Francisco).
It is important to note that the Task Force does not advocate for any
specific health care reform initiatives and makes every effort not to offer
presentations that imply support for one particular approach over another;
rather, the Task Force is simply an information and educational resource
regarding such initiatives for the AHLA membership.