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Category Archives: legislation

FAH Leader Reacts to House Passage of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act

June 29, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Legislation

WASHINGTON - FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following the statement after the House passed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act:

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FAH Joins Broad Health Care Provider Coalition Urging Congress to Correct Taxation Issues in CARES Act

June 25, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation

FAH is part of a wide-ranging coalition of nearly 20 health care provider organizations that represent doctors, nurses, hospitals, dentists and more, that sent a letter to congressional leaders on June 25th asking for legislative action to fix a taxation penalty embedded in the CARES Act. Without congressional action, many providers will lose more than a fifth of the grant funds approved by Congress to sustain lifesaving care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FAH, AMA Support Bicameral Fix to Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs

June 22, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Medicare

A recently introduced bicameral bill will fix a lifeline for health care providers before it becomes an anchor that sinks the recovery of hospitals.

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FAH Outlines COVID Relief Priorities in Letter to Senate Leaders

May 28, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Legislation

WASHINGTON - The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter to Senate leaders today outlining priorities for upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. They include refining repayment terms for the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Program, ensuring the newly unemployed can maintain their private health coverage and enacting liability protections for caregivers and hospitals.

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