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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

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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FAH Leader Reacts to House Consideration of AHCA

March 24, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Legislation

“As the Congress regroups after the consideration of the American Health Care Act, we hope moving forward that policy makers will focus on improving access to affordable health care coverage for Americans, protect and strengthen the Medicaid program for the most vulnerable, and restore needed Medicare funding so community hospitals have sufficient resources to continue to deliver high quality care to seniors and the disabled.

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Hospital Groups to Congress: Maintain Ban on Self-Referral to Physician-Owned Facilities

February 24, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a joint letter to each member of the House and Senate on Friday urging them oppose any legislation that would repeal or modify current law to expand self-referral to physician-owned hospitals.

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