Stabilize the Exchanges

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Congress returns to Washington next week with some important decisions to make in a short time. One of their immediate priorities should be stabilizing the Health Insurance Marketplaces to protect the millions of Americans who rely on them for health coverage. Policymakers should remove uncertainty about... read more

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

Keep Fighting to Protect Coverage

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Congress may be in recess, with members back home in their states and districts – but the push to revive the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is still very real. House Republicans and the White House continue to work to revise the bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act and secure... read more

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

CMS final rule aims to stabilize Health Insurance Marketplaces

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 13 issued a final rule designed to help stabilize the Health Insurance Marketplaces.

The rule finalizes changes related to special enrollment periods; guaranteed issue; actuarial value; network adequacy; and open enrollment periods.

The new... read more

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

CMS finalizes policies aimed at stabilizing Health Insurance Marketplaces

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a final rule designed to help stabilize the Health Insurance Marketplaces. The rule finalizes changes related to special enrollment periods; guaranteed issue; actuarial value; network adequacy; and open enrollment periods. The new policies are... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, regulation

Congress, administration urged to take quick action to ensure funding of cost sharing reductions

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The AHA and seven other organizations representing providers of health care or coverage, including America’s Health Insurance Plans, today urged Congress and the administration to take quick action to ensure cost sharing reductions for the individual health insurance market are funded. “The window is... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Make Your Voice Heard

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Two weeks ago, it looked like Congressional attempts to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act might be over – at least for now – after the bill House Republicans crafted, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was pulled from consideration…and signals from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue... read more

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

House rules committee approves AHCA amendment to establish risk-sharing program

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The House Committee on Rules today approved an amendment to the American Health Care Act to create a risk-sharing program to reimburse health insurers offering plans in the individual market for high-cost enrollees. The amendment, sponsored by Reps. Gary Palmer (R-AL) and David Schweikert (R-AZ), would... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Kansas House fails to override governor's Medicaid expansion veto

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The Kansas House of Representatives today failed by three votes to override the governor’s veto of legislation to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income uninsured adults. The Kanas Hospital Association supported the bill, which called for the state to submit a waiver request to the federal Department... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Your Voice Made a Difference

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I have been so proud to see America’s hospitals and health systems speak so passionately on behalf of our patients these past few months to protect their ability to access affordable coverage. We are very appreciative that our legislators listened—and thankfully, a bill that could have dramatically... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy

House leadership delays vote on ACA repeal bill

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House Republican leaders have delayed tonight’s expected vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. Timing of future action on the bill is uncertain but may come as early as tomorrow morning.

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

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