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.
Jun 1, 2020
An estimated 9.5% of U.S. residents, or 30.7 million people, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first six months of 2019, according to preliminary estimates from the National Health Interview Survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 15, 2020
The AHA this weekend will launch an ad on national network and cable TV letting the public know that even as we continue to fight COVID-19, hospitals and health systems are still here to care for them in every way, every day. As many Americans have delayed care during this public health crisis, the…
May 13, 2020
The AHA, joined by America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Federation of American Hospitals urged the Supreme Court to reverse a federal appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
May 4, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied the federal government’s request to lift pending appeal a preliminary injunction blocking a presidential proclamation requiring most individuals seeking to enter the United States via an immigrant visa to have approved health insurance coverage…
Mar 10, 2020
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 9 issued final rules to implement the 21st Century Cures Act prohibition on information blocking and require patient access to health information in Medicare,…
Mar 4, 2020
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg blocked Medicaid work requirements in Michigan, citing an appeals court decision last month that affirmed his decision blocking Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas.
Mar 4, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, John Supplitt, AHA senior director, speaks to two rural hospital leaders about the importance of implementing an effective community health worker program to expand health care access.