fah hospital policy blog

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

Growing Concern for Rural Care if ACA Repeal Doesn’t Restore Medicare Cuts

January 11, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Health Care Delivery

The debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is reaching a fever pitch in Washington. As lawmakers continue to discuss the timing and contents of future legislation, more voices are rising up to warn that rural care could be devastated if a repeal and replace plan doesn’t also restore Medicare cuts.

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ICYMI: FAH/AHA Drug Pricing Study Continues to Make Headlines

January 11, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Media, Pharmaceuticals

The website Healthcare Dive recently refocused the spotlight on the FAH/AHA hospital drug pricing study by publishing a feature article entitled, “How hospitals can fight the cost of budget-busting drugs.”

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ICYMI: Politico Highlights ACA Repeal’s “Doomsday Scenario”

January 09, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Media

The possible fallout from repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement continues to make headlines inside and outside the Beltway.

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MedPAC Predicts Lowest Hospital Margins of All-Time

December 16, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing

MedPAC is predicting that hospital overall margins will hit an all-time low in 2017, a fact that only adds to the growing financial pressure being felt by facilities nationwide.

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