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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

FAH Joins Other Health Care and Business Groups in Support of CSR Payments for Health Care Consumers

August 03, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

The Federation of American Hospitals joined America’s Health Insurance Plans, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Benefits Council, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to issue the following statement in response to recent remarks made by the Administration on the funding of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) benefits, which directly benefit health care consumers.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Better Care Reconciliation Act Discussion Draft

June 22, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Medicaid

Most providers and clinicians, including FAH, are deeply concerned by the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) discussion draft released today. The opportunity is still there for the Senate to make critical revisions to keep the promise of accessible, affordable health care coverage and ensure Medicaid remains a viable program because it is essential to our most vulnerable neighbors.

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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 House Passage of AHCA

May 04, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Health Care Delivery

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act: “Republicans have set their sights on repealing and replacing the ACA so today’s vote is disappointing, but not surprising. As passed by the House of Representatives, the AHCA fails to protect the health coverage and access to care for so many Americans. It also makes it more difficult for hospitals to deliver the care we all rely on. With these concerns top of mind, FAH could not support the House legislation today.

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