fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Leader Comments on the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

September 20, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance, Medicaid

The Graham-Cassidy proposal could disrupt access to health care for millions of the more than 70 million Americans who depend on Medicaid and the marketplaces for their health coverage.

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Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing Urges House to Pass CREATES Act

September 19, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Pharmaceuticals

The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, which is made up of groups from across the health care spectrum – including FAH, sent a letter to House leaders this week urging them to consider the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act.

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Legislative Lifeline: Bipartisan Bill Can Cure Funding Issue for Rural Hospitals

September 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Medicare, Rural

Rural hospitals provide a vital lifeline to nearly 60 million Americans. Whether you are taking you child for a check-up at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, California or need emergency care at Desoto Memorial in Arcadia, Florida, facilities from coast to coast keep small communities healthy physically and fiscally.

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Health Care Coalition Asks Congress to Delay Medicaid DSH Cuts

September 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid

A coalition made up of groups from across the spectrum of health care, including the Federation of American Hospitals, sent a letter to members of the House and Senate on Monday asking for a delay in the start of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts.

The Medicaid DSH program assists hospitals serving high numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. Currently, about half of all hospitals in the United States receive DSH payments to address Medicaid underpayment and uncompensated care, which allow them to provide critical community services such as trauma and burn care, high-risk neonatal care and disaster preparedness resources.

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