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Feb 6, 2019
Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., John Boozman, R-Ark., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., today introduced the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, AHA-supported legislation that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions over five years to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients' access to care.
Feb 6, 2019
Nearly 50 health care and consumer groups, including the AHA, voiced their support for the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act as it was reintroduced yesterday in the new Congress.
Feb 6, 2019
In his state of the union address last night, President Trump said lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs and protecting patients with pre-existing conditions were some of his major priorities.
Feb 6, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a
Feb 6, 2019
A witness called for a broad multidisciplinary, multi-strategy approach supported by science and research, similar to the approach used to prevent motor vehicle injuries and death.
Feb 6, 2019
Hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low-income patients were less likely to qualify for financial rewards in the first year of Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.
Feb 5, 2019
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack kicked off today's programming at the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference and moderated a discussion with Erika Rogan, AHA senior associate director of policy, and Travis Robey, AHA senior associate director of federal relations, about what's happening on Capitol Hill and the association's rural advocacy agenda for 2019.
Feb 5, 2019
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee today held a hearing to examine how primary care affects health care costs and outcomes.
Feb 5, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy plans to award about 75 grants of up to $1 million each to expand opioid and other substance use disorder services in high-risk rural communities.
Feb 5, 2019
The authors of a new study on hospital and physician prices “use limited data to draw broad conclusions,” writes AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels in the AHA Stat blog.