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

AHCA legislative update

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) March 13 released an estimate of the effects on health coverage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the legislative package passed last week by the House Ways and Means and Energy & Commerce committees to... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, access

Senate vote is first step toward ACA repeal

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The Senate voted 51 to 48 early Thursday to approve a budget resolution instructing House and Senate committees to begin work on legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. The House is expected to take up the legislation Friday.

 Senate action came eight days after Senate Budget... read more

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

AHA urges new administration, Congress to preserve coverage

AHA News

The Senate voted 51 to 48 early Thursday to approve a budget resolution instructing House and Senate committees to begin work on legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. The House is expected to take up the legislation Friday.

Senate action came eight days after Senate Budget... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy

AHA weighs in on Senate Finance workgroup chronic care draft legislation

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The AHA Nov. 22 commended the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group (CCWG) on the release of its recent draft legislation to address the needs of Medicare beneficiaries and recommended further refinements.

“We appreciate the deliberate and thoughtful process undertaken by the CCWG to... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, chronic conditions, care coordination

AHA video encourages young adults to enroll in health coverage

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With open enrollment in the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplaces starting Nov. 1, a new AHA video highlights the importance of health insurance for young people. Hospitals are invited to share the video with their communities by displaying it in high traffic areas, on their websites and through social media... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

Final rule issued on notice of benefit and payment parameters for 2017

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Feb. 29 issued a final rule on the notice of benefit and payment parameters standards for health insurance issuers and the health insurance marketplaces in 2017.

The final rule sets forth provisions related to the risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk... read more

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

CMS: National health spending grows 5.3% in 2014

AHA News

U.S. spending on health care grew 5.3% in 2014 – largely due to coverage expansion associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and rapidly rising prescription drug prices – following five straight years of historically low growth, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported Dec. 2 in an... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, drug prices

Veterans helping other veterans learn about coverage options

AHA News

The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has launched two programs aimed at training veterans to help other veterans navigate the complexities of health care delivery and health insurance.

Veterans will receive instruction on becoming health care navigators – who then will be stationed in high-need... read more

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

Coverage matters - get enrolled

AHA News

The open enrollment period for the 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace begins Nov. 1, and it’s critical for all community stakeholders, including hospitals, to continue to build on the good work that has been done during the past couple of years to make it easier for millions more Americans to get... read more

Tag: Coverage

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