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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

FAH Submits Comments to the 2019 Exchange Rule

November 27, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

Late today, FAH submitted comments to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 Proposed Rule (2019 Exchange Rule). The rule proposes modifications to the regulations governing the Exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

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FAH Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Keep Individual Mandate

November 14, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

A broad coalition of health care groups, including FAH, sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Tuesday urging Congress to “maintain” the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate.

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FAH Congratulates Alex Azar on HHS Secretary Nomination

November 13, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News

“We welcome and support the nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary. His years of experience in government service and the health care sector makes him uniquely qualified to confront the challenges facing patients, families, and caregivers.

“We welcome and support the nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary. His years of experience in government service and the health care sector makes him uniquely qualified to confront the challenges facing patients, families, and caregivers.

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FAH Leader Applauds House Vote to Repeal IPAB

November 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

Today’s House vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers are not subject to arbitrary cuts in the program orchestrated by an appointed board of bureaucrats. It leaves in Congress’ hands the important decisions about Medicare health care services, where the decisions that affect so many Americans should be made.

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