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Category Archives: affordable-care-act

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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FAH Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price as HHS Secretary

February 10, 2017 | Chip Kahn

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

The Federation of American Hospitals congratulates Dr. Tom Price on becoming the HHS Secretary.

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Mayors Urge Congress to Restore Hospital Funding in ACA Repeal

February 08, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Rural

The Mayors of five Arizona cities recently penned an op-ed that contained a simple message for those in Washington – ACA repeal must also restore Medicare funding for hospitals. “Cutting Medicare years ago hurt hospitals. Not restoring that funding now would be disastrous for cities and patients,” the mayors of Scottsdale, Mesa, Yuma, Prescott and Chandler wrote in the Arizona Republic. The op-ed lays out the importance of hospitals in each of their communities – from the impact on jobs and the economy to the vital care they provide to patients.

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