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FAH Leader Comments on Elimination of Federal Cost-Sharing Payments

October 13, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing

Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement on announcement that Federal cost-sharing payments will be eliminated:

"Millions of working Americans families depend on the subsidization of their cost sharing to ensure them access to the health care they need. Unfortunately, a decision has been made to stop Federal payments for the cost sharing. This action will jeopardize the health care coverage on which so many Americans depend. It is critically important that the Congress act with dispatch to ensure the Federal funds remain available to pay for the cost sharing for those working American families."