Affordable Care Act

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 2, 2018
More than 8.7 million people selected a 2018 health plan, or were automatically re-enrolled in a plan, during open enrollment at HealthCare.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported last week. The report updates the agency’s previous estimate, which did not include consumers…
Dec 20, 2017
The Senate voted 51-48 early today to approve the conference report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act after removing several provisions that did not comply with budget reconciliation rules. The House then reapproved the bill, which can now go to the president for his signature. The conference report…
Dec 19, 2017
The House of Representatives today voted 227-203 to approve the conference report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, sending the legislation to the Senate for a vote as early as tonight. The conference report maintains tax-exemption for private-activity bonds and medical expense deductions, as…
Dec 19, 2017
House and Senate Republican conferees have released the conference report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to overhaul the nations tax code.
Dec 18, 2017
House and Senate Republican conferees Friday released the conference report for legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code, which would maintain tax-exemption for private-activity bonds, as advocated by the AHA. “We are also pleased that the conference agreement’s definition of taxable income…
Dec 17, 2017
House and Senate Republican conferees have released the conference report for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code. The most notable provisions of interest to hospitals and health systems are outlined in this Bulletin.
Dec 15, 2017
The conference report released today has mixed results for the hospitals and health systems we represent and the patients we are privileged to care for.
Press ReleaseStatement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference ReportContact: Colin Milligan, 202-638-5491, cmilligan@aha.org Marie Johnson, 202-626-2351, mjohnson@aha.orgRick PollackPresident and CEOAmerican Hospital Association December 15, 2017 The conference report released today has mixed…
Dec 14, 2017
Nearly 4.7 million people selected a 2018 health plan through HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 9, including more than 1 million last week, the Centers for Medicare…
Dec 11, 2017
House and Senate conferees are meeting this week, including a public meeting on Wednesday, on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to overhaul the tax code that contains several notable provisions affecting hospitals.