Schumer urges hospitals to mobilize grassroots efforts

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Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) today urged the hospital field to mobilize its employees in a grassroots effort to defeat the American Health Care Act, which recently passed the House. “You have every right to express your outrage on behalf of the people who you take care of and your... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, workforce

Stabenow urges hospital leaders to voice their concerns on Hill

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today urged hospital leaders to share their concerns about the American Health Care Act with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill, noting that hospitals and health systems are among the largest employers in their communities. “That story needs to be told” in the debate over... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy, workforce

Highlights from the AHA Annual Membership Meeting

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Schumer urges hospitals to mobilize grassroots efforts
 
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) today urged the hospital field to mobilize its employees in a grassroots effort to defeat the American Health Care Act, which recently passed the House. “You have every right to express your outrage... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, leadership, members

Pollack calls on Senate to 'reset' the AHCA discussion

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AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack today called on the Senate to “reset the discussion” over health care policy by rejecting the House-passed American Health Care Act. Kicking off the AHA Annual Membership Meeting’s Federal Forum, Pollack reiterated the AHA’s concerns about the AHCA jeopardizing coverage... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, patient and family engagement, care coordination, prevention

AHA chairman highlights 'three battles' for hospitals to win for patients, communities

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AHA Chairman Gene Woods yesterday set three goals for the field: expand access and coverage; re-engage with communities outside hospitals’ traditional walls; and end disparities in care. In his investiture address at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Woods said those are “three battles that must be... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, equity, access

Nickels discusses outlook for AHCA in Senate

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Senate politics and procedures are likely to produce an "utterly different version" of the American Health Care Act than what passed the House last week, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels said today, discussing the legislation's outlook at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in a session with former... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Cassidy: Health legislation should lower premiums, fulfill 'contract' with voters

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Americans deserve health care legislation that lowers premiums and allows for affordable, adequate coverage of preexisting conditions, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today told hospital leaders at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting. Cassidy, a critic of the bill passed by the House last week, said, “I think the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Burgess outlines House health reform bill, other legislative priorities

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Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) today told hospital and health system leaders that the American Health Care Act would give states the flexibility to tailor their medical programs to their most vulnerable residents. As the bill moves to the Senate, Burgess, who is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Coverage, regulation, emergency care

Anthem asks Supreme Court to review decision blocking acquisition of Cigna

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Anthem today asked the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision blocking the health insurer’s proposed acquisition of Cigna. The appeals court last month held that the district court “reasonably determined Anthem failed to show the kind of ‘extraordinary efficiencies’ that would be needed... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: acquisitions, Coverage, antitrust

Fight to Protect Coverage Continues

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America’s hospitals and health systems are deeply disappointed in the House passage of the American Health Care Act. This bill will jeopardize health coverage for millions of Americans.

Despite last-minute changes, the proposal eliminates essential protections for older and sicker patients, including... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, Medicaid, access, members

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