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Category Archives: insurance

FAH Comments on Association Health Plans

March 06, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Insurance

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) on the Proposed Rule amending current regulation making it easier for small employers and sole proprietors to band together as part of an association with the expressed purpose of offering health insurance to the employees of the association’s employer members (Association Health Plans). In most cases, the health insurance offered by the association would be treated as an employer-sponsored plan regulated as large group coverage rather than individual or small group coverage.

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FAH Submits Comments to the 2019 Exchange Rule

November 27, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

Late today, FAH submitted comments to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 Proposed Rule (2019 Exchange Rule). The rule proposes modifications to the regulations governing the Exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

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FAH Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Keep Individual Mandate

November 14, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

A broad coalition of health care groups, including FAH, sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Tuesday urging Congress to “maintain” the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate.

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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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