Making Healthcare More Affordable

Sep 20, 2018
The AHA today hosted a forum in Los Angeles in which hospital and health system leaders from across the country shared strategies their organizations are undertaking to make health care more affordable.   “Affordability is a complicated subject,” said AHA Executive Vice President Maryjane…
Aug 23, 2018
The AHA today expressed support for and urged all senators to support an amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill that would help address the out-of-control cost of prescription drugs. Offered by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA),…
Aug 23, 2018
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, of which the AHA is a founding member, today joined more than a dozen other health organizations in urging the Food and Drug Administration to finalize guidance critical to increasing competition in the biologics marketplace and expanding access to more…
Aug 7, 2018
Large employers project the total cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits will rise 5% in 2019 to $14,800, according to the latest annual survey by the National Business Group on Health. The total includes premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents, with employers…
Jul 31, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held the third in a series of hearings on how to reduce health care costs, which focused on reducing administrative spending.   “According to the American Hospital Association, there are 629 different regulatory requirements from…
Jul 25, 2018
The affordability of health care services is one of the biggest concerns facing families, as well as employers and government. However, it is a challenge that hospitals and health systems are tackling head on. Hospitals are making care more affordable in four key ways.
Jul 17, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held the second in a series of hearings on how to reduce health care costs, which focused on preventing unnecessary spending and improving value.   Steven Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Health System in Bronx…
Jul 16, 2018
One patient’s monthly cost for prescription drugs dropped from $1,700 to $200. Another patient with comorbidities, who had been admitted to the hospital 11 times in the last six months of 2016, had zero admissions in 2017. Both patients were part of the Bridge Program at Clinch Valley Medical…
Jul 13, 2018
Health care affordability is one of the biggest concerns facing American families, as well as employers and government. Bending the cost curve to make care more affordable is a complex challenge. But it is a challenge that hospitals and health systems are tackling head on. That was on full display…