Access & Health Coverage

Nov 1, 2021
Hospitals and health systems and their teams have been on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly two years. Hospitals and health care workers have stood strong for their communities, and they have a vital role in our society to keep communities healthy.
Sep 22, 2023
As we’ve seen from recent media reports, Congress — and especially the House right now — continues to struggle to put together a plan to keep the government funded and avoid a potential shutdown that few want to see.
Sep 20, 2023
The Medicaid program now faces the most significant coverage challenge in more than a decade. Consequently, over the past few months, hospitals have started to see a substantial increase in uncompensated care.
Sep 7, 2023
Berkshire Medical Center’s Operation Better Start is a collaborative effort among health care providers to help young people and their families make and sustain positive changes in their health.
Aug 29, 2023
AHA Aug. 28 supported the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposal to change how certain forms of noncomprehensive coverage can be marketed and sold.
Aug 28, 2023
AHA comments on the CMS' proposed changes on how certain forms of noncomprehensive coverage, including short-term, limited-duration plans, can be marketed and sold.
Aug 4, 2023
A new “report” from Elevance Health — the large, for-profit commercial insurer formerly known as Anthem — draws absurd conclusions about the impact of health care systems on access to care, cost and quality. Of greatest irony is that while the national health plan behemoth, which dominates many…
Aug 2, 2023
In April, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics opened a new 30-room short stay unit to help ease overcrowding and streamline the hospital experience for short-term patients requiring observation
Aug 2, 2023
During the last year and a half, nurses at Children’s Minnesota have been working to ensure that they understand how to properly care for patients with textured hair.