Medicare for All

With Congress back in town and a full slate of health care issues on its agenda, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack, Executive Vice President Tom Nickels and Senior Associate Director of Federal Relations Priscilla Ross hosted a special AHA Town Hall webcast live from the AHA’s Advocacy Day in…
The Issue “Medicare for All” these days – a catch-all label that has become a part of the political dialogue – represents a variety of health coverage proposals that would do everything from establish a national health insurance program with no competition to create a public, Medicare-like option…
Offering a government insurance program reimbursing at Medicare rates as a public option on the health insurance exchanges could place as many as 55% of rural hospitals.
The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing on “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage,” which debated various options to expand access to health coverage, ranging from Medicare for All to improving existing coverage. 
The House Budget Committee today held a hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s recent report on key design components and considerations for policymakers interested in establishing a single-payer system.
AHA Statement before the House Committee on Budget on Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System
Establishing a single-payer system would be a major undertaking that would involve substantial changes in the sources and extent of coverage, provider payment rates, and financing methods of health care in the United States, , according to a report released today by the Congressional Budget Office.
The House Rules Committee today held a hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019.
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to the goal of affordable, comprehensive health insurance for every American. However, “Medicare for All” is not the solution. Instead, we should build upon and improve our existing system to increase access to coverage and comprehensive health…