Hospital leaders urge Congress to protect coverage

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aha-panel-031717At a briefing today at the National Press Club, hospital leaders urged Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“Our primary concerns are that the bill does not maintain coverage for the more than 22 million... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Coverage, advocacy

Coverage is Key

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This week, House Republicans unveiled a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. While we continue to work with lawmakers on advancing our health care system, we cannot support this bill in its current form. Our primary concern for health reform has always been maintaining coverage. It... read more

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

Hospital and physician groups tell Congress they can't support AHCA as drafted

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In a letter today to members of Congress, the AHA, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Children’s Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, and National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems said they... read more

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

AHA Hospitals Against Violence webinar March 23 on preventing human trafficking

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The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a March 23 webinar on how hospitals and health systems can help prevent human trafficking. The free webinar will explore the problem of human trafficking, approaches health care organizations can adopt to address human trafficking and provide case... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: advocacy, prevention

House committee passes bill to repeal antitrust exemption for health insurers

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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

VA Secretary Shulkin to address AHA annual meeting

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, M.D., will address the 2017 AHA Annual Membership Meeting, on Monday, May 8. Confirmed by the Senate as VA secretary this month, Shulkin previously served as VA under secretary for health since July 2015. His diverse health care background includes service as a... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: advocacy, leadership

Strong rural hospitals require both smart affiliation strategies and federal policies, says LifePoint Health's Bill Carpenter

AHA News

Smart affiliation strategies and smart federal policies will be critical to the survival of many non-urban hospitals, says AHA board member William “Bill” Carpenter III, chairman and CEO of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health – a health care organization that has one of the largest rural footprints in... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: consolidation, mergers, rural, Redefining the H, advocacy, governance, leadership, members, care coordination

With Plans Taking Shape, Now is the Time to Make Your Voice Heard

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While Congress passed a budget resolution last month “unlocking” the reconciliation process to repeal and replace or repair the Affordable Care Act, the January 27 deadline for the committees of jurisdiction to develop substantive legislation has come and gone. That’s why the options outlined yesterday by... read more

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

Telling the hospital story

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With the AHA as a founding member, the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care began almost 17 years ago as a major communications initiative of hospitals, national, state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations and businesses. It’s dedicated to telling the hospital story and helping... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: advocacy

Inauguration Day and the Future of Health Care

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Inauguration Day ushers in a new era of change in Washington. Republicans and Democrats will assemble together to watch Donald Trump take the oath of office, and to celebrate the peaceful passing of power that is a hallmark of our democracy. Meanwhile, across America, health care needs don’t take a day... read more

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

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