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Category Archives: legislation

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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FAH Concerned about FDA’s Draft Guidance about Drug Compounding

July 20, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Legislation, Pharmaceuticals

The Federation of American Hospitals commented to the Food and Drug Administration Monday on the agency’s latest detailed draft guidance document implementing provisions of the revised Section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The FAH letter expresses serious concerns about the current draft guidance and its impact on the provision of appropriate patient care.

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FAH CEO Participates in POLITICO Survey about Future of ACA

July 14, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Legislation

A survey of a bipartisan group of more than 40 health care experts about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently done by POLITICO came to a simple conclusion – the law is here to stay, but it does need to be fixed.

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FAH Supports Legislation Aimed at Anti-Competitive Drug Company Actions

June 23, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Pharmaceuticals

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn sent a letter this week to the four main sponsors of S.3056, the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act (CREATES) Act of 2016 expressing his support for the bipartisan legislation. “Rapidly rising pharmaceutical costs are a source of significant stress for both patients and the hospitals that provide their care. Hospitals and the entire health care system are facing exponential increases in acquisition costs for too many medications, many of which have been around for decades,” wrote Kahn. “Addressing the soaring cost of prescription drugs is one of our top priorities.”

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