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Category Archives: hearings

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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FAH Weighs In on Senate Finance Medicare Appeals Process Reform Legislation

June 03, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: Hearings, Legislation, Medicare

Yesterday, the FAH submitted a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee weighing in on the Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act of 2015. The bill will be discussed and marked up by the Committee this morning at a hearing scheduled for 10:00 am.

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Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing to Focus on Improving Competition in Medicare

May 19, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Hearings, Legislation, Medicare

This morning, the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to discuss ideas about competition in Medicare titled “Improving Competition in Medicare: Removing Moratoria and Expanding Access.” Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO of The American Hospital Association, will be offering testimony at today’s hearing taking place at 10:00 am.

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