Paying for Health Care

Feb 13, 2020
An estimated 14.2% of U.S. residents said they or a family member had problems paying medical bills in 2018, down from 19.7% in 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jun 19, 2019
Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association June 19, 2019 The AHA applauds Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray and the Senate HELP Committee for their continued commitment to protecting patients. The Lower Health Care Costs Act includes critical provisions to hold…
May 23, 2019
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) May 23 released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan discussion draft legislation focused on reducing health care costs.
Nov 8, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to roll out its revised claim-review demonstration for Medicare fee-for-service home health services beginning Dec. 10 in Illinois.
Sep 19, 2018
In times of distress, Americans turn to hospital emergency departments. They do so because they know that there they will find care – from simple stitches to sophisticated diagnostics to emergency surgery. And they know that, no matter what, they will not be turned away.
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.
Mar 29, 2018
In 2015, America’s hospitals treated 142 million people in their emergency departments, provided 581 million outpatient visits, performed almost 27 million surgeries and delivered nearly 4 million babies. Every year, hospitals provide vital health care services like these to hundreds of millions of…
Nov 17, 2017
This page includes data that compares the cost of providing care versus what Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans pay hospitals. Additional data points provide insight into the age of hospital infrastructure, cost of borrowing money and changes in labor costs.