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Category Archives: fah-news

FAH Leader Comments on Release of Administration’s Budget

February 12, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Financing, Media

According to MedPAC, hospitals are already experiencing the lowest Medicare margins in history, while the CBO says nearly half of all hospitals will be facing negative margins by 2025. The White House’s FY19 budget proposal would more than double the $160+ billion in cuts imposed on hospitals since 2010. Among the flawed proposals are massive reductions in Medicare bad debt payments and cutbacks in funding for hospital care for millions of uninsured Americans, plus those in post-acute facilities. It also dramatically reduces resources for Medicaid and the training of needed new doctors. Enough is enough. These unsustainable cuts would directly impact hospitals’ ability to serve patients.

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FAH Welcomes Jonathan Jagoda, New Vice President of Legislation

February 01, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News

The Federation of American Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Jagoda to our team. Jonathan will be joining FAH as Vice President, Legislation on February 26th.

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FAH Leader Congratulates New Health Subcommittee Chair

January 10, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Media

Congratulations to Rep. Peter Roskam on his selection as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. Chairman Roskam is a thoughtful, pragmatic legislator, with a proven understanding of health care. FAH looks forward to his leadership and is ready to work with him in his new role.

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FAH Encourages Senate Confirmation of HHS Secretary Nominee

January 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Hearings, Media

This week Members of the Finance Committee will learn what many of us already know – Alex Azar is uniquely suited to serve as HHS Secretary and ready to confront the health care challenges and opportunities facing this nation’s patients, families and caregivers.

Mr. Azar’s years of experience in both the private and public sectors equips him well to effectively lead this complex agency.

We encourage the US Senate to confirm Mr. Azar quickly. We look forward to working with him on further improving American health care delivery and financing.

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