Jan 12, 2017
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
Dec 14, 2016
President Obama on Dec. 13 signed into law the AHA-supported 21st Century Cures Act, which includes a number of provisions important to hospitals and health systems. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the measure.
The legislation revises the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act to move the grandfather... read more
Topic: Access and Coverage
Dec 1, 2016
Several of the AHA’s post-election legislative priorities advanced through the House Wednesday with that chamber’s approval of the revised 21st Century Cures bill. In addition to addressing a number of hospital concerns, the legislation also is designed to bolster medical research and revamp the way new... read more
Nov 30, 2016
The AHA Nov. 29 released a report, “Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities,” that offers hospital leaders nine innovative ways to preserve access to essential health services in vulnerable rural and urban communities.
Strategies range from integrating rural hospitals with health clinics in the... read more
Nov 29, 2016
The AHA today released a report offering hospital leaders nine innovative ways to preserve access to essential health services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. Strategies range from integrating rural hospitals with health clinics in the community to using technology to provide 24/7 care in... read more
Topic: Access and Coverage
Nov 23, 2016
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
Oct 18, 2016
The number one childhood disease isn’t leukemia or allergies or even asthma. It’s dental disease, according to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.
It is preventable, but, of course, only if the child sees a dentist. More kids are in Houston because of a partnership between Memorial Hermann... read more
Oct 4, 2016
Diabetes has long been health care enemy number one in the South Dallas neighborhood of Frazier, where 60% of residents are unemployed and 33% live below the poverty level. State health statistics reported in 2010 that Frazier residents were nearly three times more likely to die of diabetes than anywhere... read more
Aug 4, 2016
The 2016 Health Forum and AHA Leadership Summit, held July 17-19 in San Diego, brought together health care leaders to discuss ways to transform the delivery system for better quality and value; improve alignment between providers, physicians and payers; and achieve greater clinical integration. The... read more
Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Jul 7, 2016
Hospitals with different issues and concerns find something they like in the House-passed Helping Hospitals to Improve Patient Care Act, H.R. 5273 – and hope the Senate will make consideration of the bill a priority. But an abbreviated election-year legislative calendar could possibly push any Senate... read more