Category Archives: legislation
March 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Legislation, Pharmaceuticals
FAH sent a letter today to leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee highlighting policy changes that would help in battling the opioid epidemic.
Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Richard Neal (D-MA), Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Sander Levin (D-MI) recently asked stakeholders to share their thoughts on ways to fight the crisis.
March 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Insurance, Legislation
FAH joined a coalition in asking Congress to pass bipartisan market stabilization legislation. The group is made up of organizations that either provide health care or coverage to hundreds of millions of Americans
“We are writing to urge you to move forward with bipartisan legislation to reduce premiums, improve affordability, and improve the individual health insurance market. We ask that you include this legislation in the omnibus appropriations bill that Congress needs to act upon by March 23.”
March 09, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Health Care Delivery, Legislation
FAH and AHA sent a letter to members of Congress Monday urging them to oppose H.R. 1156/S. 1133, the ‘‘Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017,” legislation that would repeal current law limiting self-referral to physician-owned hospitals.
The letter uses new data to highlight the harmful impact self-referral has on the hospital industry.
“The empirical record is clear that these conflict-of-interest arrangements of hospital ownership and self-referral by physicians result in cherry-picking of the healthiest and wealthiest patients, excessive utilization of care, and patient safety concerns,” wrote FAH and AHA.
You can read the entire letter here.
October 31, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Health Care Delivery, Legislation, Medicaid
The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) on Tuesday expressing support for HR 3922, legislation that reauthorizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).