Making Healthcare More Affordable

Nov 28, 2018
Value does not happen by accident, and good intentions are not enough. Hear how University of Utah Health has developed a culture where value is a major focus for everyone in the organization. We’ll also share survey data that challenges how we think about value (hint: it’s more than money).…
Nov 28, 2018
This session kicks off The Value Initiative's Virtual Workshop series. Learn the role hospitals and health systems can play in improving affordability and promoting value. Also view the work of AHA’s effort, The Value Initiative. Speakers:
Nov 26, 2018
A recent New York Times article on hospital consolidation “doesn’t paint a full picture of the root cause of higher health care costs to consumers,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack states in a letter to the editor.
Nov 8, 2018
Voters in Palo Alto and Livermore, Calif., Tuesday rejected union-backed municipal ballot measures that would have imposed an “acceptable payment amount” on the compensation hospitals and other medical providers can receive from insurers and certain other payers for the care provided to patients.
Oct 23, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Treasury Department October 22, issued updated guidance for states seeking a Section 1332 waiver of certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.
Oct 15, 2018
Millennials are nearly twice as likely as other adults to not have a primary care doctor. Recently released data from a national poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 45 percent of respondents 18-29 years old don’t have a primary care physician. This tracks closely with a 2017…
Sep 25, 2018
Affordability is a top priority for the AHA, writes Chair-elect Brian Gragnolati. And we will continue our forward-thinking and leaning-in approach as we engage in a broader conversation on this issue throughout the association and health care field. See insights from AHA’s Sept. 20 forum; the next…
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.
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.
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…