Access & Health Coverage

Dec 8, 2017
The AHA today urged House and Senate conferees on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to adopt the Senate position maintaining tax exemption for private activity bonds, including qualified 501(c)(3) hospitals, as they meet to resolve differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the tax reform…
Dec 8, 2017
President Trump today signed a continuing resolution funding the federal government at current levels through Dec. 22, preventing a government shutdown tonight when the current CR expires. Approved by the House and Senate last night, the stop-gap measure also will allow the Centers for Medicare…
Jan 16, 2018
The share of U.S. adults without health insurance rose by 1.3 percentage points, or an estimated 3.2 million people, in 2017 to 12.2%, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. That’s the largest increase since the index began tracking the adult uninsured rate in 2008, but well below the…
Jan 16, 2018
Charity care spending flat among top hospitals (January 6, 2018) gives readers an inaccurate and incomplete picture of how hospitals and health systems provide tremendous benefit to both patients and their communities, and do so while facing many challenges in delivering care.  In addition to…
Jan 16, 2018
We talk a lot about how health insurance coverage improves people’s health and increases their financial security. But health coverage also seems to help fight crime. Jacob Vogler, a PhD, economics student at the University of Illinois, tracked figures from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports and the…
Jan 9, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held a hearing on the opioid crisis and “how to move forward.” Journalist Sam Quinones, author of the book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” shared his recommendations for addressing the crisis, which included…
Jan 9, 2018
The Senate Finance Committee today held a hearing for Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar, former president of Lilly USA and deputy HHS secretary under the George W. Bush administration, faced a number of questions from senators about his ties to…
Oct 14, 2016
The State Issues Forum Steering Committee represents all State and Metropolitan Associations. Your input on health policy issues that need attention or analysis and suggestions for future State Issues Forum Strategy Meeting topics are important.
2014-2016 Steering CommitteeThe State Issues Forum Steering Committee represents all State and Metropolitan Associations. Your input on health policy issues that need attention or analysis and suggestions for future State Issues Forum Strategy Meeting topics are important.Please contact the…
Oct 14, 2016
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