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Category Archives: statement

FAH Responds to Nurses Union Charge

November 25, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Non-profit, Statement

It is unfortunate that during this critical time a labor union has put out a report designed to be divisive with attacks using meaningless statistics like the charge-to-cost ratio. The analysis is neither meaningful to the patients we treat every day, nor useful in comparing hospitals, or reflective of how hospitals serve their communities.

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FAH Outlines COVID-19 Priorities to Biden Transition Team

November 23, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: General, Statement

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter to leaders of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team outlining policies and recommendations to consider as the incoming administration finalizes its COVID-19 response plan.

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FAH Urges Congress to Refocus on Pandemic & Provide Hospital Relief During Lame Duck

November 19, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Sequester, Statement

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter to congressional leaders today urging lawmakers to refocus on the pandemic and provide much-needed relief for hospitals before the end of the year.

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FAH Leader on California v. Texas: "Imperative that the Supreme Court uphold the ACA"

November 10, 2020 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Statement

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the Supreme Court heard the oral argument of California v. Texas, a case that could decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act:

“It is imperative that the Supreme Court uphold the ACA. Tens of millions of Americans depend on health coverage and protections provided by the law. In the midst of COVID is no time to let down the millions who we serve as our patients.

“As caregivers, the goal of hospitals for our patients is to see increased access to affordable coverage for all Americans - not new obstacles. The ACA framework can accomplish this goal. We hope the Supreme Court will see its way clear to allow it to go forward.”

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