fah hospital policy blog

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

Groups Urge Congress to Protect Seniors from Rising Drug Prices

November 13, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare, Pharmaceuticals

The Federation of American Hospitals joined 16 other groups in sending a letter to Congressional leaders today urging them to preserve the actions taken in the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 to protect seniors and taxpayers from out-of-control drug prices during the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.

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FAH Celebrates Impact of Rural Hospitals

November 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Rural

When you hear rural community you think small town, but add up the population of these areas across the country and it equals nearly 60 million people, or one in five Americans. At the heart of many of those communities is the local hospital. The most obvious benefit – they provide timely, quality care, but these facilities are also often the financial backbone in the areas they serve. And speaking of service, hospital employees not only save lives, they improve them. Their reach extends past the four walls of the hospitals as they act as coaches, volunteers, and leaders in community organizations.

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Working in Health Care, Serving their Community

November 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Rural

From helping in the halls of the hospital to making contributions in their community, rural areas depend on hospital heroes every day. These folks are nurses, techs and CEOs, but they are also volunteers, coaches and even quilters. They don’t ask for attention, but we think they deserve our gratitude. This Rural Hospital Week the FAH is shining a light on people who work in health care and continue to serve their community once they leave the hospital.

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Honoring Your Service, Supporting Your Future

November 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General

This weekend we honor the many veterans who have served our country in war or peace. FAH appreciates the sacrifices made by members of our nation’s military and their families to preserve our freedoms.

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