Tallahassee, FL—Today, United States Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), along with Senators Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Braun (R-Ind.), Cramer (R-N.D.), Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), Lankford (R-Okla.), Lee (R-Utah), Lummis (R-Wyo.), Paul (R-Ky.), Toomey (R-Pa.), and Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program Act (RIP MSP). This decision was made after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) failed to meet minimum multi-state program standards, which require OPM to contract with at least two health insurance providers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Opportunity Solutions Project supports these senators’ decision to repeal the multi-state program in an effort to end wasteful government spending and generate competition between Affordable Care Act health insurance providers.
“After requiring every state to participate in the multi-state program, OPM failed to offer competitive, affordable health care to Americans. The time has come to end this failing program, and allow OPM to return its efforts towards mission-critical programs that will serve all Americans,” said OSP Visiting Fellow Joel Allumbaugh. “The Opportunity Solutions Project supports the passage of the RIP MSP Act as it would end wasteful spending and ensure that limited OPM resources served the health care needs of Americans.”
The Opportunity Solutions Project is a non0-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization that specializes in health care, welfare, work reform, and election reform.