Category Archives: financing
March 12, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Financing, Legislation, Medicare
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) today released a new report that details the impact that a Medicare public option proposal could have on the ability of hospitals and health systems to continue to provide access to high-quality care to their patients and communities. The study finds that such a proposal, which would create a government-run Medicare-like health plan on the individual exchange, could have a significant impact on patient access to care.
March 11, 2019 | Chip Kahn
The new White House budget imposes arbitrary and blunt Medicare cuts to hospitals who care for the nation’s most vulnerable. The impact on care for seniors would be devastating. Not to mention that massive reductions would drastically reduce resources critical to care for low-income Americans and cripple efforts to stave off the looming physician shortage.
February 20, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
This afternoon, the Federation of American Hospitals, along with five major hospital groups, sent a letter laying out principles for Congress to consider as it develops solutions to address surprise billing.
February 05, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
FACT: Hospital Price Growth Across All Payers Averages Just 1.8% Over Last Three Years