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Category Archives: legislation

New Report Outlines Negative Impact of Medicare Public Option Proposal on Hospitals and Patients

March 12, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Legislation, Medicare

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) today released a new report that details the impact that a Medicare public option proposal could have on the ability of hospitals and health systems to continue to provide access to high-quality care to their patients and communities. The study finds that such a proposal, which would create a government-run Medicare-like health plan on the individual exchange, could have a significant impact on patient access to care.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Medicare for All Bill

February 27, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Legislation, Medicare

“Hospitals oppose legislation that would needlessly upend coverage for hundreds of millions of Americans. We have long been committed to assuring that everyone has access to high quality, affordable health coverage. This legislation eliminates private health insurance and would lead to a massive disruption in care for patients.”

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ICYMI: FAH Statement on Medicare Buy-in Legislation

February 14, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Media

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released a statement yesterday following the introduction of legislation that would allow people over 50 to buy into Medicare.

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FAH Leader Comments on Medicaid Buy-In Bill

February 14, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Legislation, Medicaid

The FAH is unwavering in its strong support for expanding coverage to Americans who lack insurance. However, we shouldn’t waive the white flag on Medicaid expansion and leave millions of Americans in the coverage gap. Any legislation to expand coverage must avoid disrupting the insurance millions of Americans already depend on. Instead, we should focus on encouraging more states to expand Medicaid to their low-income residents.

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