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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

FAH Leader Comments on Efforts to Repeal IPAB

October 04, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

Congress should be making the important decisions on Medicare that so critically affects the lives of 58 million seniors and disabled Americans. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), included in the ACA to set Medicare payment and delivery policy, was a bad idea from the beginning.

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FAH Leader Comments on the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

September 20, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance, Medicaid

The Graham-Cassidy proposal could disrupt access to health care for millions of the more than 70 million Americans who depend on Medicaid and the marketplaces for their health coverage.

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Health Care Coalition Asks Congress to Delay Medicaid DSH Cuts

September 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid

A coalition made up of groups from across the spectrum of health care, including the Federation of American Hospitals, sent a letter to members of the House and Senate on Monday asking for a delay in the start of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts.

The Medicaid DSH program assists hospitals serving high numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. Currently, about half of all hospitals in the United States receive DSH payments to address Medicaid underpayment and uncompensated care, which allow them to provide critical community services such as trauma and burn care, high-risk neonatal care and disaster preparedness resources.

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Coalition Urges Two Year Extension of CSR Funding

September 06, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

A broad coalition of health care and business groups, including FAH, sent a letter to leaders of the Senate HELP Committee on Tuesday asking for cost-sharing reduction (CSR) benefits to be continuously funded for 2018-2019. The committee is holding two hearings on the issue this week.

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