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Category Archives: medicaid

Keeping Kids Safe: Congress Needs to Act on CHIP Program

September 07, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Hearings, Medicaid

Parents have a lot on their minds this time of year. First days of school, after-school activities, drop off and pick up are just some of the things keeping parents on their toes this Fall. Luckily, for the millions of parents whose children are insured by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Congress is eager to make sure, “find new health insurance,” isn’t added to the to-do list.

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FAH Leader Calls CHIP Hearing a “Welcome Step”

September 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Hearings, Medicaid

More than eight million American kids depend on the CHIP program for their health care. We treat many of these young patients in our hospitals. These children and their families depend on the security of the CHIP program, we should not let them down. Today’s Finance Committee hearing is a welcome step in Congress’ work to extend CHIP and keep those kids secure.

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FAH to CMS: Delay and Rescind Medicaid DSH Cuts

August 28, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid

In comments to CMS today to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Reduction Proposed Rule, FAH urged the Agency to delay the implementation of the reductions and to work with Congress to rescind them.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Better Care Reconciliation Act Discussion Draft

June 22, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Medicaid

Most providers and clinicians, including FAH, are deeply concerned by the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) discussion draft released today. The opportunity is still there for the Senate to make critical revisions to keep the promise of accessible, affordable health care coverage and ensure Medicaid remains a viable program because it is essential to our most vulnerable neighbors.

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