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Communities rely on essential hospitals for trauma and other lifesaving care, physician training, emergency response, and other vital services. Essential hospitals, in turn, rely on policymakers for support to keep these services available to all. Learn more about this careful balance.

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New policy brief finds members of America's Essential Hospitals generated more than $165 billion of economic activity and contributed to more than 1.25 million jobs across the United States in fiscal year 2013.

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In a new policy brief, America's Essential Hospitals describes how billions of dollars in reductions to Medicaid and Medicare funding threaten care at essential hospitals.

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New association policy brief describes how cost-sharing assistance by hospitals helps vulnerable patients afford health insurance marketplace coverage and access vital health care services

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Hear members of our policy team discuss the association's recently released brief on innovative alternative payment models. These models focus on ways to replace or augment existing fee-for-service and managed care models, while also increasing efficiency, coordination, and quality of care.

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Explore Medicaid alternative payment models, which states have increasingly used to improve health care quality and lower costs.

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Take a deep dive of our latest policy brief on waiver-based Medicaid programs, which details how essential providers work with their state and the federal government to carry out sustainable, systemic delivery system changes.

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The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has had an impact on provider and patient interaction. Two policy staff discuss how narrow networks and the cost of marketplace coverage can become barriers for patients to receive care.

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America's Essential Hospitals describes how provider-supplemented premium assistance for enrollees in the health insurance marketplaces strengthens the marketplaces and furthers the goals of the Affordable Care Act.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.