ND providers to Senate: Go back to drawing board on health care reform

AHA News Now

The North Dakota Hospital Association and North Dakota Medical Association last week shared their concerns about the U.S. Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act in an op-ed in the Jamestown Sun. “NDHA and NDMA support maintaining key insurance market reforms, such as prohibiting pre-existing condition... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

Clock is ticking on BCRA, Coverage for Millions at Risk

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Next week, the Senate will reconvene in Washington to continue debate on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), legislation that would repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act. In just 142 pages, they’re seeking to rewrite how millions of Americans get – or don’t get – health... read more

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

CMS reports reinsurance and risk adjustment amounts for benefit year 2016

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday reported reinsurance and risk adjustment amounts for specific health plans for benefit year 2016. Funded by health insurance issuers and certain self-insured group health plans, the transitional reinsurance program was established by the Affordable Care... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

CMS finalizes changes to Medicaid, CHIP eligibility review programs

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued a final rule updating the Payment Error Rate Measurement and Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control programs to reflect how states adjudicate eligibility for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program under the Affordable Care Act,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

Keep The Pressure On

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This Independence Day, as we take time to spend with family and friends, we also celebrate our democracy and the values that our nation holds dear. One of them is the freedom and responsibility we have as citizens to make our voices heard and participate in the shaping of public policy for the future of... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

CBO: Senate health bill would reduce Medicaid spending 35% in 2036

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Federal Medicaid spending under the Better Care Reconciliation Act would be 35% lower in 2036, according to a new analysis released late this afternoon by the Congressional Budget Office. CBO, the non-partisan federal agency that produces independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Senate urged to go back to drawing board on health care bill

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As the Senate deliberates legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack today warned that “history will remember how the Senate votes and whether it votes to protect coverage or leave the most vulnerable behind.” Pollack was joined by Sr. Carol Keehan,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Patients, providers urge Congress to protect health coverage

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At an event today in Denver, patients and health care providers highlighted concerns with health reform proposals being discussed in Congress, including the recently released U.S. Senate proposal. Speakers included a cancer survivor, diabetes patient, mother of premature twins, two physicians and the CEO... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Medicaid

Poll: AHCA, Medicaid cuts unpopular with Americans

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Many health reform policies under consideration in the House and Senate are largely unpopular among voters, according to a poll conducted in seven states for the American Medical Association. No more than 26% of voters in any of the states supported the House-passed American Health Care Act, the June... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Senate told to go back to drawing board on health care bill

AHA News

As the Senate deliberates legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack today warned that “history will remember how the Senate votes and whether it votes to protect coverage or leave the most vulnerable behind.”

Pollack was joined by Sr. Carol Keehan,... read more

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

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