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Mar 15, 2019 by Rick Pollack
As our country works to expand health coverage and improve access to care, “Medicare for All” is getting a lot of attention. There are many different flavors so it’s worth diving a little deeper into what “Medicare for All” really means. A new report released on Tuesday shows exactly what one proposed “Medicare for All” bill would do – and how it will impact hospitals, health systems and patients’ access to care.
Mar 14, 2019
Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and John Katko, R-N.Y., today introduced the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763) that would add up to 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions over five years, similar to an AHA-supported bill (S. 348) introduced last month in the Senate.   
Mar 14, 2019
The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies today held a
Mar 14, 2019
Legislative proposals for a Medicare public option could negatively affect patient access to care and significantly reduce payments to hospitals, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels said during a panel discussion today at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The panel focused on the hospital perspective on health reform. 
Mar 14, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released new state tools and guidance that provide standard monitoring metrics and recommended research methods for Section 1115 demonstrations that test innovative approaches to Medicaid eligibility and coverage policies.
Mar 14, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated its Medicare and Medicaid drug spending dashboards with 2017 data.
Mar 13, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing to discuss seven bills aimed at increasing competition in the prescription drug market to lower prices.
Mar 13, 2019
Prior authorization still poses significant challenges to physicians and patients, according to a new survey b
Mar 13, 2019
The American Board of Medical Specialties Board of Directors yesterday announced its plan to implement recommendations to improve the continuing certification process.
Mar 12, 2019
Creating a government-run, Medicare-like option on the individual health insurance exchanges could negatively affect patient access to care and reduce hospital payments by nearly $800 billion over 10 years.