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Category Archives: fah-news

Standing up for Rural Hospitals

May 19, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Quality, Rural

Temperatures are heating up, classes are winding down and the Memorial Day Weekend is almost here – all sure signs that summer is almost here. The auto club AAA estimates that over the next few days nearly 40 million people will get away to the beach, the lake or the mountains looking to cool off and relax!

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FAH Celebrates 2017 National Hospital Week

May 08, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General, Media

Hospitals across the country and their millions of employees work diligently to provide quality care to patients 24/7/365. Much of the time their hard works goes unnoticed, but not this week. National Hospital Week is a chance for us all to say thanks! This year’s celebration runs from May 7th to the 13th and the theme is “The Healing Heart of Healthcare.”

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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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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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