fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Keep Individual Mandate

November 14, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

A broad coalition of health care groups, including FAH, sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Tuesday urging Congress to “maintain” the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate.

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FAH Congratulates Alex Azar on HHS Secretary Nomination

November 13, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News

“We welcome and support the nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary. His years of experience in government service and the health care sector makes him uniquely qualified to confront the challenges facing patients, families, and caregivers.

“We welcome and support the nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary. His years of experience in government service and the health care sector makes him uniquely qualified to confront the challenges facing patients, families, and caregivers.

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Serving our Country, Caring for our Community

November 09, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General

This weekend, we honor veterans for their dedicated service to our country. The FAH appreciates the great sacrifices made by our retired service members and their families to protect America at home and abroad.

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FAH Leader Applauds House Vote to Repeal IPAB

November 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

Today’s House vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers are not subject to arbitrary cuts in the program orchestrated by an appointed board of bureaucrats. It leaves in Congress’ hands the important decisions about Medicare health care services, where the decisions that affect so many Americans should be made.

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