fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Sends Chairman Hatch Letter Outlining Health Reform Principles

May 23, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals submitted a letter to Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday outlining core principles for lawmakers to consider during the health care reform debate.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Release of Administration’s Budget

May 23, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicaid

The hospitals that Americans depend on need sufficient resources to ensure care.

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Standing up for Rural Hospitals

May 19, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Quality, Rural

Temperatures are heating up, classes are winding down and the Memorial Day Weekend is almost here – all sure signs that summer is almost here. The auto club AAA estimates that over the next few days nearly 40 million people will get away to the beach, the lake or the mountains looking to cool off and relax!

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Medicare Hearing: An Important First Step in Protecting Patient Care

May 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare, Rural, Sequester

FAH appreciates the leadership of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, specifically Chairman Tiberi and Ranking Member Levin, for holding a hearing about the importance of the Medicare program – present and future. Now more than ever, hospitals need policymakers to stand up for our patients and ensure hospitals will be there for our communities. Our mission is to care for anyone that walks through the door, day or night, but these uncertain times are forcing difficult decisions on scaling back staff and services – ultimately hurting the people and places we serve.

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