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Category Archives: financing

FAH Leader Comments on Ways and Means' Hearing on "Pathways to Universal Health Coverage"

June 12, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Hearings

Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn issued the following statement on the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing entitled “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage”:

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New Report Outlines Negative Impact of Medicare Public Option Proposal on Hospitals and Patients

March 12, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Legislation, Medicare

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) today released a new report that details the impact that a Medicare public option proposal could have on the ability of hospitals and health systems to continue to provide access to high-quality care to their patients and communities. The study finds that such a proposal, which would create a government-run Medicare-like health plan on the individual exchange, could have a significant impact on patient access to care.

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FAH Leader Reacts to White House's FY2020 Budget

March 11, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Financing, Medicare

The new White House budget imposes arbitrary and blunt Medicare cuts to hospitals who care for the nation’s most vulnerable. The impact on care for seniors would be devastating. Not to mention that massive reductions would drastically reduce resources critical to care for low-income Americans and cripple efforts to stave off the looming physician shortage.

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FAH, Major Hospital Groups Outline Surprise Billing Solutions in Letter to Congress

February 20, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing

This afternoon, the Federation of American Hospitals, along with five major hospital groups, sent a letter laying out principles for Congress to consider as it develops solutions to address surprise billing.

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