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Category Archives: medicaid

FAH Leader Comments on the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

September 20, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance, Medicaid

The Graham-Cassidy proposal could disrupt access to health care for millions of the more than 70 million Americans who depend on Medicaid and the marketplaces for their health coverage.

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Health Care Coalition Asks Congress to Delay Medicaid DSH Cuts

September 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid

A coalition made up of groups from across the spectrum of health care, including the Federation of American Hospitals, sent a letter to members of the House and Senate on Monday asking for a delay in the start of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts.

The Medicaid DSH program assists hospitals serving high numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. Currently, about half of all hospitals in the United States receive DSH payments to address Medicaid underpayment and uncompensated care, which allow them to provide critical community services such as trauma and burn care, high-risk neonatal care and disaster preparedness resources.

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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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