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Here you will find links to information and infographics about key issues facing hospitals, a toolkit with background information about the FAH and our members, and links to columns bylined by FAH leaders and policy experts. You also will find links to independent research groups and nonpartisan government offices which produce authoritative reports, information, and statistics about hospitals or health care policy.

The FAH Newsroom is geared primarily to members of the media and is available to members of the public. For additional information, reporters or producers can contact any of the FAH representatives listed at the bottom of this page.

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FAH Leader Comments on Release of Administration’s Budget

February 12, 2018 | Chip Kahn Category: FAH News, Financing, Media

According to MedPAC, hospitals are already experiencing the lowest Medicare margins in history, while the CBO says nearly half of all hospitals will be facing negative margins by 2025. The White House’s FY19 budget proposal would more than double the $160+ billion in cuts imposed on hospitals since 2010. Among the flawed proposals are massive reductions in Medicare bad debt payments and cutbacks in funding for hospital care for millions of uninsured Americans, plus those in post-acute facilities. It also dramatically reduces resources for Medicaid and the training of needed new doctors. Enough is enough. These unsustainable cuts would directly impact hospitals’ ability to serve patients.

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FAH Comments on FCC Rural Health Care Program

February 02, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team Category: HIT, Rural

FAH recently commented on the FCC’s proposed changes for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program, which provides funding to health care providers for broadband and telecommunications services.

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