CMS extends Medicare, federal exchange enrollment for hurricane victims

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday announced special enrollment periods for Medicare and the federally-facilitated health insurance exchange to help eligible individuals and families impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria gain immediate access to health coverage or change their... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, disaster readiness

What's Next in the Health Care Debate?

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Once again, the Senate attempted to pass a proposal to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act. Once again, it met defeat – and we are grateful.

But this fight is not over. America’s hospitals and health systems must stay vigilant and continue to make the case to protect coverage... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Drug Pricing Program, Medicare, Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, access

Senate won't vote on GOP health care bill

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The Senate will not vote this week on a proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Dean Heller, (R-Nev., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the proposal’s sponsors and Senate Republican leaders said yesterday.

The Senate faced a... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, access

Senate will not vote on Graham-Cassidy proposal

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The Senate will not vote this week on a proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, the proposal’s sponsors and Senate Republican leaders announced this afternoon. “The Graham-Cassidy... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

AHA shares Graham-Cassidy concerns with Senate Finance Committee

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By 2026, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of uninsured Americans by more than 20 million and reduce federal funding to states by $275 billion, AHA told the Senate Finance Committee today in a statement submitted for... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

AHA, others urge Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

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The AHA today urged members of the U.S. Senate “to protect our patients and find ways to maintain coverage for as many Americans as possible” by rejecting the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. In a joint statement Saturday, the AHA and five... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Coverage

Commissioners urge Senate to oppose Graham-Cassidy proposal

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Eleven state insurance commissioners and 25 former commissioners today urged congressional leaders to oppose the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. “Instead, we ask that you work toward a bipartisan bill that would improve market stability,” the current and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

McCain announces opposition to Graham-Cassidy proposal

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today said he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, which is expected to go to the Senate floor next week. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain said. “I believe we could do better... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Medicaid directors: Graham-Cassidy poses significant challenges

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The National Association of Medicaid Directors yesterday urged Congress to “carefully consider the significant challenges” posed by the Graham-Cassidy proposal. Unveiled last week by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), the legislative proposal would... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Once Again, Care for Millions at Risk

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Once again, health coverage for tens of millions of Americans is at risk. The Senate is considering yet another proposal, by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), to repeal significant parts of the Affordable Care Act, with a vote planned for next week.

The Graham-Cassidy proposal would... read more

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

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