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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

FAH Leader Reacts to Medicare Buy-In Bill

February 13, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Legislation, Medicare

The so-called Medicare buy-in for those over 50 would harm more Americans than it would help. That is why we strongly oppose this legislation.

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FAH Comments on CMS’s New 1332 Guidance

December 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act

Today, the FAH commented on the Administration’s action, replacing existing guidance for Section 1332 waivers that give states an opportunity to opt out of certain requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The newly named State Relief and Empowerment Waivers will apply to waivers for plan years 2020 and later.

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FAH Leader Comments on Ruling by Federal Judge Striking Down the ACA

December 15, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News

The judge got it wrong. FAH believes this ruling would have a devastating impact on the patients we serve and the nation’s health care system as a whole.

Americans deserve access to affordable coverage so they can get the care they need, including consumer protections such as pre-existing conditions. Millions have gained coverage since the passage of the ACA, and this ruling could reverse that progress.

Having this decision come in the closing hours of open enrollment also sows seeds of unnecessary confusion.

We strongly believe this should be overturned in the appeals process.

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FAH, Coalition Write CMS in Support of Risk Adjustment Program

July 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

The Federation of American Hospitals along with 27 other provider and patient groups sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma today expressing apprehension about the suspension of the Affordable Care Act risk adjustment program.

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