Category Archives: rural
May 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
FAH appreciates the leadership of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, specifically Chairman Tiberi and Ranking Member Levin, for holding a hearing about the importance of the Medicare program – present and future. Now more than ever, hospitals need policymakers to stand up for our patients and ensure hospitals will be there for our communities. Our mission is to care for anyone that walks through the door, day or night, but these uncertain times are forcing difficult decisions on scaling back staff and services – ultimately hurting the people and places we serve.
April 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn
Category: Health Care Delivery, Rural
“This legislation is vital to the health of rural hospitals across America. It provides them critical financial support that allows hospitals in small communities to focus on what matters most – quality patient care.
February 08, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Rural
The Mayors of five Arizona cities recently penned an op-ed that contained a simple message for those in Washington – ACA repeal must also restore Medicare funding for hospitals. “Cutting Medicare years ago hurt hospitals. Not restoring that funding now would be disastrous for cities and patients,” the mayors of Scottsdale, Mesa, Yuma, Prescott and Chandler wrote in the Arizona Republic. The op-ed lays out the importance of hospitals in each of their communities – from the impact on jobs and the economy to the vital care they provide to patients.
ICYMI: Arizona Governor Op-Ed Urges Congress to Protect Rural Care in any ACA Repeal by Restoring Hospital Medicare Cuts
January 23, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Health Care Delivery, Legislation, Rural
Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently penned an op-ed that appeared in The Daily Courier in Prescott and the Camp Verde Bugle entitled - Rural health care a critical component of reform.