Category Archives: medicare
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.
March 11, 2019 | Chip Kahn
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.
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.”
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.