Affordable Care Act

Jun 14, 2018
The AHA, joined by the Federation of American Hospitals, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and Association of American Medical Colleges, today urged a federal district court in Texas to deny a request by 20 Republican-led states to declare the Affordable Care Act…
Jun 14, 2018
In a 2-1 ruling today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that the federal government failed to satisfy its payment obligations to insurer Moda Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act’s temporary risk corridors program. “Although section 1342 [of the…
Jun 14, 2018
TEXAS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al., Defendants, and CALIFORNIA, et al., Intervenors-Defendants. Case No. 4:18-cv-00167-O  
June 14, 2018 - Brief of the American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, The Catholic Health Association of the United States, and Association of American Medical Colleges as Amici Curiae in Support of Intervenor-Defendants Amici’s members are deeply affected by the Nation’s…
Jun 8, 2018
The Department of Justice yesterday told a federal court that it would no longer defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including ones that require individuals to have health insurance and protect consumers with pre-existing medical conditions. The DOJ filing is in a lawsuit brought by…
Jun 5, 2018
The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have sufficient funds to cover its obligations until 2026, three years earlier than projected last year, according to the latest annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees. The projected 75-year actuarial deficit in the Hospital Insurance Trust…
May 31, 2018
Virginia legislators yesterday voted to approve a budget bill that would expand access to Medicaid coverage to as many as 400,000 low-income residents. Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. It is expected to take effect Jan. 1. Virginia will join 32 states and the…
May 7, 2018
Watch the video Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-ME) accepted the AHA Honorary Life Membership Award for her contributions to hospitals and health care in America. Collins, who chairs the Senate Special Committee on Aging and is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has…
May 1, 2018
An estimated 4 million adults aged 19-64 have lost health coverage since 2016, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s latest Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey. An estimated 15.5% of working-age adults were uninsured during the February-March survey, down from 12.7% in February-March 2016. Rates…
Apr 9, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services today issued final rules for the health insurance marketplaces for plan year 2019, as well as the 2019 Letter for issuers selling on the federally-facilitated exchanges. The rule includes a number of policy changes for both the individual market and the…
Apr 4, 2018
Nearly 11.8 million people actively or automatically enrolled in a health plan through HealthCare.gov or a state-based exchange during open enrollment for 2018, according to a final report released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That’s about 400,000 fewer than in…