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Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

How a Medicare Public Option Could Affect Access to Care in Your State

March 18, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

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FAH and AHA’s newly released joint study highlights the

impacts a Medicare Public Option proposal could have on the ability of
hospitals and health systems to continue to provide access to the high-quality
care patients and communities need and deserve. Among the effects, the proposal
would inflict the largest ever cut to hospitals – nearly $800 billion – and be particularly
disruptive to the employer-sponsored health insurance market.

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Joint Statement from FAH & AHA: Hospitals Seek Common Sense Solutions to Surprise Bills

March 18, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn and AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack issued the following joint statement reacting to a letter from insurer and business groups on surprise bills:

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Navigant Study Shows “One Size Fits All” Health Care Proposals Correlates with Hospital Cuts

March 18, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Medicare

Today, the consulting firm Navigant released a study showing that government-run health care proposals, like Medicare for All, would directly result in financial stress on hospitals. This comes on the heels of a study from FAH and AHA that found a Medicare public option could have a significant impact on patient access to care by leading to the largest ever cut to hospital funding – nearly $800 billion.

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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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