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Category Archives: insurance

Millions of Low Income Americans Depend on Marketplace CSRs

May 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Insurance

Summer is right around the corner. June 21st, to be exact. Many Americans probably don’t pay much attention to that date, other than waiting for those warm summer days. But it should be circled on our calendars this year because it is the day on which health insurers must decide whether to participate in Obamacare Exchanges for 2018.

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FAH Joins Other Groups in Urging that Health Coverage be Stabilized

April 12, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Insurance, Media

The Federation of American Hospitals and seven other groups sent a letters to President Trump and Congressional leaders today asking them to protect access to care for millions of Americans by quickly stabilizing the individual insurance market. The groups all agree that the best way to do this is by funding the cost sharing reductions or CSRs, which help nearly seven million people by reducing deductibles, co-payments, and out-of-pocket costs.

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FAH Leader Talks about “Health Security” in Modern Healthcare Op-Ed

October 17, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

Today, Modern Healthcare published a commentary authored by Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn entitled “Upcoming Open Enrollment Offers Opportunity for More Americans to Protect Health, Wealth.” The piece uses a recent study from the research firm Avalere to make the case that health care coverage can protect people “psychologically, physically and fiscally.”

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FAH Comments on Insurer Transparency Provisions

June 02, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

FAH sent a comment letter to Office of Management and Budget Tuesday responding to CMS’ information request related to the Affordable Care Act’s insurer transparency provisions.

The Federation voiced support for the agency’s efforts to move forward in requiring insurers to publicly report information important to consumers as they make choices about their health coverage. However, the letter did highlight disappointment that CMS has not yet fully implemented the requirements of the law.

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