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Jun 21, 2019
The AHA today urged the Office of Management and Budget to continue using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in making annual adjustments to the Official Poverty Measure.
Jun 21, 2019
Thousands of adults in Arkansas lost insurance coverage in the first six months after Medicaid work requirements were implemented, with no change in employment.
Jun 21, 2019
An AHA-sponsored piece appearing online and in print today in USA Today looks at hospital initiatives to advance health care affordability and value and optimize the patient experience.
Jun 20, 2019
The House Ways and Means Committee today passed the Economic Mobility Act (H.R. 3300), tax legislation that includes an AHA-supported provision to repeal a costly tax code change in how non-profit employers such as hospitals must account for transportation and parking fringe benefits for employees.
Jun 20, 2019
The House of Representatives yesterday voted 226-203 to approve a package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020, which includes legislation that would provide $189.9 billion in base discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and related agencies.
Jun 20, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing on expiring supplemental Medicaid funding for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jun 20, 2019
The Norwegian American Hospital Foundation last night presented its first Power of Community Health Care Champion Award to AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack at its 2019 Power of Community Benefit.
Jun 19, 2019
Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., today introduced the Lower Health Care Costs Act (S.1895), legislation to prevent surprise medical bills, reduce prescription drug prices, improve transparency in health care, invest in public health and improve health information exchange.
Jun 19, 2019
The House of Representatives last night passed legislation (H.R. 3253) that includes an AHA-supported provision that would extend the Community Mental Health Services demonstration through 2021.
Jun 19, 2019
Aligning for Health voiced support for legislation to improve the collection of data related to the social determinants of health for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.