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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

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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FAH Releases Coalition Statement Urging Congress to Fund Vital Insurance Program

October 20, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

Today, a broad coalition of health care and business groups, including FAH, released a statement (link) regarding the market stabilization legislation proposed by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray. Last week the Administration announced it was ending CSR payments. The coalition has been working for months to make sure this vital program continues.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Bipartisan Deal on Vital Insurance Program

October 18, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

“We applaud Senators Alexander and Murray for their leadership in crafting a bipartisan plan that will help millions of working American families keep access to the care they need. Ensuring that federal funds remain available to pay for the subsidization of the cost sharing is vital to keeping premiums in check and coverage available to so many people that depend on this critical program. We encourage both the House and Senate to act swiftly on this important legislation since enrollment begins in a matter of days.”

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