CBO estimates impact of House-passed American Health Care Act

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The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation today estimated 51 million people under age 65 would lack health insurance in 2026 under House-passed legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, 23 million more than under current law. In 2018, 14 million fewer people... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

House, administration again request continuance in ACA cost-sharing subsidies challenge

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House Republicans and the Trump administration today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to continue to suspend proceedings in House v. Price (formerly House v. Burwell), saying the parties “continue to discuss measures that would obviate the need for judicial... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Congress, administration urged to fund Marketplace cost-sharing reductions now

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Eight organizations, including the AHA, today urged Senate and administration leaders to quickly fund cost-sharing reduction payments through 2018. “We recognize and understand the Senate is working on legislation that includes provisions intended to promote short-term stability in the individual market,”... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

State AGs file motion to defend cost-sharing reduction payments on appeal

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The attorneys general for 15 states and the District of Columbia today filed a motion to intervene in the House Republicans’ lawsuit challenging federal cost-sharing reduction payments under the Affordable Care Act, which reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income individuals purchasing coverage through... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Study: AHCA waivers could affect 6.3 million adults with pre-existing conditions

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An estimated 6.3 million adults in 2015 had a pre-existing condition and gap in health coverage that could make them subject to medical underwriting under the American Health Care Act, according to a study released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The House-passed legislation, which the AHA does not... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

CMS issues checklist for states applying for waivers from ACA requirements

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released a checklist for states applying for Section 1332 waivers. Under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, states can apply for a waiver of certain ACA requirements but must demonstrate that the proposed waiver would: provide access to quality... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

CMS to propose changes to enrollment in federally-facilitated SHOPs

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services intends to propose rulemaking that would change how small employers enroll in the federally-facilitated Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Instead of enrolling online at HealthCare.gov, employers... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Anthem terminates agreement to acquire Cigna

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Anthem is terminating its merger agreement with Cigna after a Delaware court denied the health insurer’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop Cigna from terminating the agreement. AHA has advocated against the deal since it was announced in July 2015, vigorously supporting the Department of... read more

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

Governors urge Congress to quickly extend CHIP funding for five years

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The nation’s governors yesterday urged Congress to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years, at the current enhanced federal matching rate. “Certainty of funding in the near-term is needed so that states may appropriately budget and plan for their upcoming fiscal years,”... read more

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

Urge Your Senators to Protect Coverage

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As you know, America’s hospitals and health systems are deeply disappointed in the House passage of the American Health Care Act because we believe it will jeopardize health coverage for millions of Americans. We are particularly concerned about the impact it would have on our most vulnerable citizens... read more

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

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