House Republican leaders release ACA repeal legislation

AHA News Now

House Republican leaders last night unveiled a legislative package to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. Taken together, the bills by the Republican leadership of the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees – collectively called the American Health Care Act – would repeal the ACA’s... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

CDC mapping tool shows prevalence of certain chronic conditions for 500 cities

AHA News Now

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week released a mapping tool that allows users to view the prevalence of certain chronic conditions, behaviors and risk factors that have a substantial effect on people’s health for 500 of the nation’s largest cities. The application is part of the 500... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Community health, Coverage, chronic conditions

AHA comments on proposed MA, Part D payment and policy changes for 2018

AHA News Now

The AHA today submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs for calendar year 2018. “We agree with CMS’s proposal not to move forward with plans to increase the proportion of the risk adjustment scores... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage

Pollack, health leaders discuss future of ACA at Miami forum

AHA News Now

“Coverage and how we maintain that coverage is absolutely critical,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack during a panel discussion today on the future of the Affordable Care Act in the new political environment. In addition, Pollack said he believes the delivery system reforms contained in the law... read more

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

President calls on Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

AHA News Now

In his first address before a joint session of Congress, President Trump last night called on legislators to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act “with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better health care.” He outlined five principles for repeal... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

House committee passes bill to repeal antitrust exemption for health insurers

AHA News Now

The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (H.R. 372), AHA-supported legislation to repeal the antitrust exemption available to health insurers for anticompetitive conduct, including price fixing, bid rigging and market allocation. Introduced... read more

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

CMS: Nearly 16.2 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

AHA News Now

Nearly 16.2 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by more than 28% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a ... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

Draft House ACA legislation made public

AHA News Now

Today, draft legislative language became public regarding potential Affordable Care Act repeal and replace legislation that may be considered by the House. This legislative language is from a Feb. 10 discussion draft, and some reports indicate that it may be outdated. However, this legislative language... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Council hosts Pollack, Tavenner for health care policy discussion

AHA News Now

The Nashville Health Care Council yesterday hosted a health care policy discussion with CEOs from the AHA and America’s Health Insurance Plans, where topics ranged from the uncertainty surrounding proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act to the state of Medicaid and the proposal to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Redefining the H, Medicaid

Preserving Medicaid is a Priority

Blog

When Congress returns next week, Republican leaders intend on advancing legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act – legislation which would currently include the possible redesign of the Medicaid program. Medicaid today provides coverage to more than 70 million children and poor,... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid, access

Keyword Search

Date