fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH, Major Hospital Groups Outline Surprise Billing Solutions in Letter to Congress

February 20, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing

This afternoon, the Federation of American Hospitals, along with five major hospital groups, sent a letter laying out principles for Congress to consider as it develops solutions to address surprise billing.

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Hospital Mergers & Quality

February 15, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Quality

The funny thing about studies is that no matter the topic you can almost always find “evidence” to prove what you have already decided to be true – whether it is based in fact or not.

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ICYMI: FAH Statement on Medicare Buy-in Legislation

February 14, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Media

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released a statement yesterday following the introduction of legislation that would allow people over 50 to buy into Medicare.

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FAH Leader Comments on Medicaid Buy-In Bill

February 14, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Legislation, Medicaid

The FAH is unwavering in its strong support for expanding coverage to Americans who lack insurance. However, we shouldn’t waive the white flag on Medicaid expansion and leave millions of Americans in the coverage gap. Any legislation to expand coverage must avoid disrupting the insurance millions of Americans already depend on. Instead, we should focus on encouraging more states to expand Medicaid to their low-income residents.

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