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Category Archives: medicare

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 Leader Reacts to Medicare for All Bill

February 27, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Legislation, Medicare

“Hospitals oppose legislation that would needlessly upend coverage for hundreds of millions of Americans. We have long been committed to assuring that everyone has access to high quality, affordable health coverage. This legislation eliminates private health insurance and would lead to a massive disruption in care for patients.”

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FAH Leader Reacts to Medicare Buy-In Bill

February 13, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Legislation, Medicare

The so-called Medicare buy-in for those over 50 would harm more Americans than it would help. That is why we strongly oppose this legislation.

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