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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

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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Millions of Low Income Americans Depend on Marketplace CSRs

May 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Insurance

Summer is right around the corner. June 21st, to be exact. Many Americans probably don’t pay much attention to that date, other than waiting for those warm summer days. But it should be circled on our calendars this year because it is the day on which health insurers must decide whether to participate in Obamacare Exchanges for 2018.

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