fah hospital policy blog

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

Happy Birthday, Medicaid and Medicare!

July 30, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare

July 30, 2020 marks 55 years since Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Senate Republicans, White House COVID Relief Package

July 27, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Statement

It is an important step forward in confronting the continuing coronavirus challenge that Senate Republicans and the White House released their latest COVID-19 relief package today.

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Local Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Revise Medicare Accelerated & Advance Payment Programs

July 21, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

Local leaders across the country are sounding the alarm and urging lawmakers to revise the terms of the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs (MAAPP) before it starts to affect access to patient care.

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New Poll: Americans View Hospitals Very Favorably, Support Additional Financial Aid

July 16, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Media, Research

New national public opinion polling shows Americans overwhelmingly support hospitals and recognize the need for further aid as front-line health care providers fight to defeat COVID-19. The poll conducted on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care (FAH is a founding member) found registered voters hold strongly favorable views of health care providers and hospitals, with 76% rating hospitals as favorable and 42% as very favorable. This is the highest level of support recorded in memory and is consistent across political affiliation.

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