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Category Archives: hearings

Before the Finger Pointing Begins – Here are the Facts about Drug Costs

February 26, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Hearings, Pharmaceuticals

This morning the leaders of seven major pharmaceutical companies are going to testify before the Senate Finance Committee. It is widely expected that they will downplay their role in the out-of-control price increases for lifesaving drugs needed by American families.

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FAH Encourages Senate Confirmation of HHS Secretary Nominee

January 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Hearings, Media

This week Members of the Finance Committee will learn what many of us already know – Alex Azar is uniquely suited to serve as HHS Secretary and ready to confront the health care challenges and opportunities facing this nation’s patients, families and caregivers.

Mr. Azar’s years of experience in both the private and public sectors equips him well to effectively lead this complex agency.

We encourage the US Senate to confirm Mr. Azar quickly. We look forward to working with him on further improving American health care delivery and financing.

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Keeping Kids Safe: Congress Needs to Act on CHIP Program

September 07, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Hearings, Medicaid

Parents have a lot on their minds this time of year. First days of school, after-school activities, drop off and pick up are just some of the things keeping parents on their toes this Fall. Luckily, for the millions of parents whose children are insured by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Congress is eager to make sure, “find new health insurance,” isn’t added to the to-do list.

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FAH Leader Calls CHIP Hearing a “Welcome Step”

September 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Hearings, Medicaid

More than eight million American kids depend on the CHIP program for their health care. We treat many of these young patients in our hospitals. These children and their families depend on the security of the CHIP program, we should not let them down. Today’s Finance Committee hearing is a welcome step in Congress’ work to extend CHIP and keep those kids secure.

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