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FAH Leader Comments on Ruling by Federal Judge Striking Down the ACA

December 15, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News

The judge got it wrong. FAH believes this ruling would have a devastating impact on the patients we serve and the nation’s health care system as a whole.

Americans deserve access to affordable coverage so they can get the care they need, including consumer protections such as pre-existing conditions. Millions have gained coverage since the passage of the ACA, and this ruling could reverse that progress.

Having this decision come in the closing hours of open enrollment also sows seeds of unnecessary confusion.

We strongly believe this should be overturned in the appeals process.

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Joint Statement from FAH & AHA: Hospitals Seek Common Sense Solutions to Surprise Bills

December 10, 2018 | Chip Kahn and Rick Pollack

Category: FAH News, Insurance

Hospitals and health systems want to protect their patients from surprise bills. Consumers, health insurers, employers, and hospitals all agree on that and need to find a common ground solution.

Inadequate health plan provider networks that limit patient access to emergency care is one of the root causes of surprise bills. Patients should be confident that they can seek immediate lifesaving care at any hospital.

The hospital community wants to ensure that patients are protected from surprise gaps in coverage that result in surprise bills, and we look forward to working with policymakers to achieve this goal.

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Honoring Your Service, Supporting Your Future

November 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General

This weekend we honor the many veterans who have served our country in war or peace. FAH appreciates the sacrifices made by members of our nation’s military and their families to preserve our freedoms.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Midterm Election Results

November 07, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News

Once again health care was a clear game changer. Concerns about losing pre-existing conditions protections and the availability of affordable health coverage moved American voters. There is a real desire for a ‘let’s fix it’ approach to ensuring consumer protections and access to quality care. Now is the time to focus on the commonsense health care solutions people supported at the ballot box.

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