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Category Archives: insurance

FAH Urges Congress to Lower Insurance Premiums

May 29, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Insurance

This week, FAH, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other major health care groups sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging prompt Congressional action to “establish a premium reduction/reinsurance program to help cover the costs of people with significant health care needs and improve the affordability of health care coverage.”

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Joint Statement from FAH & AHA: Hospitals Seek Common Sense Solutions to Surprise Bills

December 10, 2018 | Chip Kahn and Rick Pollack

Category: FAH News, Insurance

Hospitals and health systems want to protect their patients from surprise bills. Consumers, health insurers, employers, and hospitals all agree on that and need to find a common ground solution.

Inadequate health plan provider networks that limit patient access to emergency care is one of the root causes of surprise bills. Patients should be confident that they can seek immediate lifesaving care at any hospital.

The hospital community wants to ensure that patients are protected from surprise gaps in coverage that result in surprise bills, and we look forward to working with policymakers to achieve this goal.

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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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FAH Submits Comments on Short Term Insurance Proposed Rule

April 24, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

The Federation of American Hospitals submitted comments today on CMS’s proposed rule changing the definition of short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance outlining how the changes would harm consumers and destabilize insurance markets.

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