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Category Archives: legislation

FAH Supports Bipartisan Nurse WIN Act

November 30, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Legislation

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement in support of the bipartisan Nurse WIN Act, S.3685, which was introduced today by Sens. Todd Young (R-IN) and Doug Jones (D-AL): “Loan repayment incentives can provide new nursing graduates the freedom to choose the communities they think they can serve best. In many areas grappling with staffing shortages, it’s a struggle to attract critically needed nurses. It is essential that nurses have a level playing field to take advantage of much deserved federal loan repayment incentives to serve any qualified critical shortage facility.

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FAH Comments on Senators Grassley and Durbin Drug Pricing Amendment

August 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Legislation, Pharmaceuticals

Rising and excessive drug prices threaten patient access to the drugs they need and can undermine the care physicians see as necessary for patients. The Grassley-Durbin amendment (#3787) would take a great leap forward in providing consumers useful information on drug prices that could help them buy smart. And, the public display of prices could put a spotlight on those high prices and bring them down.

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FAH, 45 Other Groups Urge Senators to Pass CREATES Act

June 07, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Legislation, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals

A wide ranging coalition of 46 groups, that include FAH, from across the health care spectrum sent a letter today to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging swift action on the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (S. 974).

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FAH Leader Supports Passage of VA MISSION Act

May 23, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Legislation

“As we prepare to remember on Memorial Day those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, it is important to take care of the veterans who made it home. This legislation does that by making it easier for the medical community to serve those who have served us.

“The VA MISSION Act expands the health care network for our veterans by eliminating confusing eligibility rules and opening greater access to telehealth services. These and several other components of the legislation will give veterans greater access to care outside of the VA’s traditional medical network.

“Our hospitals are honored to serve veterans, and we look forward to a continued and invigorated partnership with the VA to ensure America’s heroes receive the care they deserve.”

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