Oregon voters last night approved a referendum backing the state legislature’s decision to increase the provider tax on certain larger and urban hospitals by 0.7% and institute a 1.5% tax on certain health plans to help preserve the state’s expansion of Medicaid to some 350,000 low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act. “Tonight’s vote is critical affirmation of our collective belief that Oregon is better off with a robust Medicaid program that tends to the needs of patients before, during and after an illness or the birth of a child,” said Andy Davidson, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, which was part of a coalition that supported the ballot measure. “It is a recognition that our vulnerable friends and neighbors need access to the lifesaving services that our entire health care system provides. We are proud to have been an integral partner in fighting for these patients and their families.”
AHA Model Comment Letter on DHS Proposed Rule on Impact of Public Benefit Receipt on Immigration Status
The Department of Homeland Security’s recent proposed rule could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status based on their receipt of public
Special Bulletin: CMS proposed rule would make changes to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations
The CMS, Nov. 8 released a proposed rule that would make changes to the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations and,…
Special Bulletin: DHS Issues Proposed Rule on Impact of Public Benefit Receipt on Immigration Status
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sept. 22 announced a proposed rule that could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status, such as ability to…
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ calendar year 2019 proposed rule for the Home Health prospective payment system.
Letter to the Senate Finance Committee leadership supporting the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorders Act of 2018.