Access & Health Coverage

Nov 16, 2018
An estimated 28.5 million U.S. residents, or 8.8%, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first six months of 2018, according to preliminary data released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oct 26, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated the window-shopping feature at HealthCare.gov to allow consumers to preview 2019 health plans and prices before open enrollment begins Nov. 1.
Oct 11, 2018
The average premium for a benchmark plan at HealthCare.gov will decline 1.5 percent in 2019 to $406, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Sep 23, 2020
Marie Cleary-Fishman, Vice President of Clinical Quality speaks with Amy Berman, Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation and Erin Emery-Tiburcio, Associate Professor of Geriatric & Rehabilitation Psychology and Geriatric Medicine at Rush University Medical Center.
Sep 22, 2020
Molly Smith, AHA vice president for coverage and state issues forum, participated in a panel discussion on reducing health care costs in the U.S. health care system without sacrificing quality, as part of The Atlantic Festival’s virtual event.
Sep 14, 2020
As urged by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late this afternoon announced that it will withdraw its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule from its regulatory agenda.
Aug 20, 2020
Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Advocate Aurora Health and former AHA chair, Monday participated in a Democratic National Convention roundtable discussion on protecting and strengthening America’s health care system, improving equitable access to quality health care and…
Aug 14, 2020
The AHA urged the Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services to not finalize a proposed rule that would allow certain grandfathered health plans to increase patient cost-sharing beyond current limits without losing their grandfathered status.
Aug 14, 2020
This letter expresses AHA’s concern about a forthcoming UnitedHealthcare change in coverage policy for laboratory test services.
Aug 10, 2020
While we appreciate the IRS’s effort to provide flexibility to consumers and expand access to affordable health care, we are concerned that, by promoting health care sharing ministries, this rule validates a type of arrangement that can leave consumers vulnerable, as there is no guarantee for…