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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

FAH Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price as HHS Secretary

February 10, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Media

The Federation of American Hospitals congratulates Dr. Tom Price on becoming the HHS Secretary.

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Mayors Urge Congress to Restore Hospital Funding in ACA Repeal

February 08, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Rural

The Mayors of five Arizona cities recently penned an op-ed that contained a simple message for those in Washington – ACA repeal must also restore Medicare funding for hospitals. “Cutting Medicare years ago hurt hospitals. Not restoring that funding now would be disastrous for cities and patients,” the mayors of Scottsdale, Mesa, Yuma, Prescott and Chandler wrote in the Arizona Republic. The op-ed lays out the importance of hospitals in each of their communities – from the impact on jobs and the economy to the vital care they provide to patients.

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ICYMI: Arizona Governor Op-Ed Urges Congress to Protect Rural Care in any ACA Repeal by Restoring Hospital Medicare Cuts

January 23, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Health Care Delivery, Legislation, Rural

Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently penned an op-ed that appeared in The Daily Courier in Prescott and the Camp Verde Bugle entitled - Rural health care a critical component of reform.

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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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