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The House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the Senate version of the tax reform bill includes a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.

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The Finance Committee's "chairman's mark" is similar to a House bill, but forgoes many House provisions of particular concern to essential hospitals.

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The bill delays disproportionate share hospital payment cuts for two years; House Republicans consider repealing the individual mandate through tax reform.

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The end of cost-sharing reduction subsidies poses an imminent threat to those who depend on marketplace plans. America’s Essential Hospitals thanks Sens. Alexander and Murray for their bipartisan leadership to create more certainty in the individual market.

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The move jeopardizes coverage for millions of working Americans, could substantially raise premiums for those who remain in marketplace plans, and could increase uncompensated care costs at essential hospitals.

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates premiums will increase 20 percent by 2018 and the uninsured population will increase by 1 million; 19 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit arguing that withholding the payments violates current law.

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Ending the government’s cost-sharing subsidies to insurers in the Affordable Care Act marketplace won’t fix the law’s shortcomings or move us closer to a workable alternative. It only will destabilize the insurance market and drive costs higher for patients who can least afford increases.

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The federal fiscal year came to a close Sept. 30, ending a nearly yearlong congressional effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and bringing tax reform efforts and other health care priorities to the forefront in Congress.

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Reductions to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, went into effect on Oct. 1. A total of $2 billion will be cut from Medicaid DSH funding in fiscal year 2018 alone.

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Tuesday's decision effectively ends Congress’ current push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act; a letter calling for the delay of Medicaid DSH cuts has garnered nearly 200 signatures in the House.

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We hope the Senate’s decision to stop the rush to a vote on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal opens the door to renewed bipartisan talks on ways to fix the Affordable Care Act.

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America's Essential Hospitals continues to advance our opposition to the Senate's Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal.

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The bill would replace Medicaid expansion funding and private insurance subsidies with $1.2 trillion in block grants to states; the Congressional Budget Office is expected to release a score early next week.

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Congress aims to pass legislation by Sept. 30 to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance markets and reauthorize several health care programs; three senators plan to unveil new ACA repeal legislation.

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Substantial cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments are set to begin on Oct. 1; strong and immediate input from essential hospitals is vital to successfully secure another delay.

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After Affordable Care Act repeal efforts collapsed in the Senate, the administration began considering options on cost-sharing reduction payments, but some lawmakers remain focused on repeal.

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Expanded Medicaid access under the Affordable Care Act might have helped patients seek treatment for behavioral health issues, which disproportionately affect low-income populations.

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The Senate rejected the Health Care Freedom Act, the “skinny” bill to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, by a 51-49 margin.

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With the Senate defeat of the repeal bill, America's Essential Hospitals urges lawmakers to turn their attention to averting Oct. 1 cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments and to renewing their commitment to CHIP and other elements of the safety net.

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The Senate voted 51-50 to move to debate on the American Health Care Act; we urge all hospitals to continue to weigh in with their Senate offices this week.

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All plans considered so far by Congress would end with the same terrible result: at least 22 million more uninsured people, devastating cuts to Medicaid, and higher costs for patients and taxpayers.

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The Senate approved a motion to proceed, which is needed to open floor debate of a repeal bill; it remains unclear how the Senate will proceed.

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A vote to consider Affordable Care Act repeal legislation is expected July 25; call your senators and urge them to reject the latest repeal plan.

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Senate Majority Leader McConnell said he would bring up a repeal-only bill that includes a two-year transition period for replacing the Affordable Care Act, but three Republican senators oppose the plan.

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The repeal-and-delay strategy would leave millions of lives in limbo and create uncertainty that would destabilize insurance markets and paralyze hospitals.

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We encourage members to take this new opportunity to weigh in with your senators and remind them that the changes to the BCRA are wholly insufficient.

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The revised Better Care Reconciliation Act leaves untouched the most destructive provisions of the original bill: those that would gut the Medicaid program and strip affordable coverage from millions of people.

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Attendees gained a comprehensive view of legislative and regulatory action in Washington, D.C, a preview of action in the fall, and our recommendations for messaging and strategy during Congress’ August recess.

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Senate Republican leadership continues negotiations with Republican holdouts; a vote on the bill is expected before the month-long August recess.

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Researchers from George Washington University and The Commonwealth Fund found the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 could cause an estimated 1.45 million jobs to disappear by 2026.

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Researchers examined outcomes in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas; they found expanding access to health coverage improved care access and affordability.

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As senators return home through July 9, our members have an ideal opportunity to contact them and urge them to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

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Negotiations continue; areas of contention include the Medicaid per-capita cap growth rate and the phase out of Medicaid expansion enhanced funding.

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CBO found the bill would lead to 22 million fewer insured and cut more than $772 billion from Medicaid over 10 years; Republican leaders will delay vote until after July Fourth recess.

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The Congressional Budget Office score of the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act confirms what most observers expected: The bill is as damaging as its deeply unpopular House counterpart, the American Health Care Act.

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A revised draft of the Senate bill was released to address some Republicans' concerns, but it made no meaningful changes to the bill’s Medicaid provisions.

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The brief projects Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment reductions under the Affordable Care Act and the House-passed American Health Care Act.

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We urge hospitals with Republican senators to use this time to apply pressure; this might be your last chance to influence the outcome of this vote.

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Senate leaders have put ideology ahead of lives with a plan that puts health and home at risk for millions of working Americans.

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Senate Republican leaders aim to submit a draft bill to the Congressional Budget Office early this week and vote on the bill before the July Fourth recess.

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CMS aims to eliminate or change outdated, costly, or inconsistent regulations for marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act.

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Senate Republican leadership recently indicated the possibility of a vote by the end of July, before the month-long August recess.

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The Congressional Budget Office found the American Health Care Act leaves 23 million more uninsured than current law and cuts $800 billion from Medicaid.

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The plan would reduce funding for social and entitlement programs for low-income Americans by $1.7 trillion, including a $610 billion cut to Medicaid.

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The new checklist tool helps states compile the necessary documents to apply to waive ACA provisions and pursue alternative reforms.

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America’s Essential Hospitals provides an overview of community benefit requirements, which hospitals must comply, and the penalties for failure to comply.

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Senate Republicans stay focused on a strategy to repeal and replace the ACA; committees hold hearings on public health, Medicare, and chronic conditions.

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A 13-member Senate working group made up of conservative and moderate Republicans now begins to craft its own version of the legislation.

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Three new amendments garnered enough Republican support to pass the bill in a 217-213 vote; CBO has not scored the bill since the amendments were added.

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The bill the House approved today would leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured and reduce benefits and increase costs for millions more - including the sick.

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The association calls on the Senate to reject the legislation and to work with all stakeholders to improve health care access for all Americans.

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Following an amendment that won the support of two Republican hold-outs on the AHCA, House GOP leaders could move to a full floor vote today. It is imperative that you weigh in now with your House delegation and urge your members of Congress to vote against this bill.

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The amendment to increase funding for American Health Care Act high-risk pools applies a bandage to a mortally wounded patient and changes in no material way the harm this bill would cause.

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Rep. MacArthur (R-NJ) proposed an amendment to the AHCA that would have allowed states to opt out of several important insurance regulations.

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A vote on the bipartisan bill could come Wednesday in the House, followed by Senate consideration before continuing resolution appropriations expire Friday.

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Please contact your House members today to emphasize the harmful consequences for your patients, community, and hospital if the AHCA becomes law.

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Attempts to revive the American Health Care Act with changes that make a deeply damaging bill even worse are misguided and disappointing.

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Lawmakers face an extensive agenda of legislative priorities, including health care and tax reform, and most urgent, a continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown.

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The policy team at America's Essential Hospitals discussed the regulatory outlook for the next year, including key policy issues on the horizon.

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When lawmakers return, they could attempt to make additional changes to pass the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace the ACA.

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Your members of Congress are back in their home districts through April 24, giving you an ideal opportunity to make your views known.

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Attendees learned how leaders from the University of New Mexico Health System have integrated team-based approaches to overcome challenges and coordinate care.

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Talks of a deal to resurrect the American Health Care Act — legislation to repeal and replace the ACA that was pulled in March — are underway.

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House GOP leadership pulled the bill due to inadequate support; the association now resumes its focus on other hospital-related issues, including DSH cuts.

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Congressional leaders made the right choice today to withdraw their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. With health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans in the balance, this was a sound decision.

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The American Health Care Act's Medicaid cuts would fall heavily on low-income states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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House Republican leaders are putting the health of millions of Americans at greater risk with each change they make to placate party holdouts and pass the American Health Care Act.

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Samuel Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, testified at an event held by House Democrats on the Republican-proposed bill to repeal the ACA.

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The replacement plan would make steep cuts to Medicaid and leave an estimated 24 million more people uninsured, compared with current law under the ACA.

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This legislation is moving with unusual speed and could reach the Senate floor as early as next week if it wins House approval Thursday.

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With the surprising and abrupt death of the American Health Care Act, the federal health policy landscape has shifted. We discussed the association’s top advocacy goals as Congress picks up the pieces.

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The letter affirms their desire to improve the Medicaid program and the vulnerable people it serves and to ensure the program provides value to taxpayers.

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America's Essential Hospitals says the cumulative effect of the proposal and the American Health Care Act could be to undermine the ability of essential hospitals to meet their commitment to patients and communities.

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MACPAC's March report includes analysis on Medicaid DSH and impacts of the ACA on hospitals, as well as recommendations for the future of CHIP.

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The American Health Care Act moves next to the House Committee on the Budget, which is scheduled to mark up the legislation on Thursday.

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The letter encourages states to pursue Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers, especially those including high-risk pool/state-operated reinsurance programs.

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America's Essential Hospitals says the Congressional Budget Office analysis of coverage losses under the American Health Care Act underscores the urgent need for Congress to rethink its strategy on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

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The committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means passed ACA repeal and replacement bills that could affect coverage and essential hospital funding.

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The House committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means this week released their long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace the ACA.

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The American Health Care Act offers some relief for the safety net, but the association remains deeply concerned about substantial changes to Medicaid.

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America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concerns about proposed changes that could harm the integrity of qualified health plan networks.

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While the House bill would bring welcome relief from damaging cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments, the association remains deeply concerned about provisions to end Medicaid expansion and impose per-capita caps on the program.

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According to reports, draft House reconciliation legislation would cut Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments starting Oct. 1 and impose per-capita caps on Medicaid funding, resulting in devastating losses for essential hospitals.

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America's Essential Hospitals urges lawmakers to protect vulnerable people and the hospitals on which they depend as work to repeal the Affordable Care Act and reform entitlement programs progresses.

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Draft GOP text for legislation to repeal and replace the ACA leaks; a Senate committee is poised to vote on the administration's CMS administrator nominee.

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Whether you join us or support the fight from home, urge lawmakers to ensure continued coverage access and stable, equitable, sustainable Medicaid funding.

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The House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would rescind Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts and impose per-capita caps on Medicaid funding.

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A leaked House GOP plan to repeal & replace the ACA raises concerns for essential hospitals. A Senate committee considered nominee Seema Verma to lead CMS.

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On February 16, a policy brief by House Republicans on how they would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was leaked in Washington. Learn more about what was included.

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Today's reports of a draft policy brief describing how House Republicans would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) raise significant concerns about whether the plan could protect the health of low-income and other struggling Americans.

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Former Rep. Tom Price was confirmed as secretary of HHS; the Senate Committee on Finance will consider the nomination of Seema Verma as CMS administrator.

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If Congress fails to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a comparable plan, coverage losses and scheduled cuts to hospital funding would total up to $40.5 billion nationally for hospitals that fill a safety-net role, a new analysis shows.

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A House subcommittee marked up two bills focused on income eligibility for Medicaid. The association weighed in on a hearing about the individual mandate.

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The Feb. 7 letter offers recommendations on proposed executive orders, regulations, and legislation that could affect essential hospitals, patients.

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No agreements have been reached about a repeal/replacement plan for the ACA and it appears Republicans in both chambers are far from making final decisions.

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Attendees heard about the current status of health care legislation, including efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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The second confirmation hearing was held for Rep. Price as HHS secretary and a House subcommittee held a hearing on the individual mandate's effectiveness.

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A memo instructs all executive departments and agencies to temporarily halt pending regulations until incoming department or agency heads can review them.

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With House and Senate passage of budget resolutions, efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act now move to committees and toward a Jan. 27 deadline for repeal legislation.

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Late on Jan. 11, the Senate passed S. Con. Res. 3, the FY 2017 budget resolution, an important first step among several needed to repeal much of the ACA.

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Debate and amendment votes in the Senate are expected though the weekend. The Senate measure then will go to the House for consideration.

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Hawaii is the first state to receive approval for a Section 1332 waiver, and will be allowed to close its Small Business Health Options Program for five years.

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Essential hospitals can expect the new Congress' Republican leaders to follow through quickly with their pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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The association is urging policymakers to pair any repeal of the Affordable Care Act with simultaneous passage of a comprehensive replacement.

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Essential hospitals should be equipped with key information to understand this procedural tool that likely will be used early next year to begin the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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America's Essential Hospitals is taking part in the Provider and Hospital Week of Action to promote open enrollment for insurance marketplaces under the ACA.

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The notice contains state-specific FMAPs, used to determine the amount of federal matching funds for state Medicaid programs; and enhanced FMAPs, used to calculate federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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The impending full control of government by Republicans is expected to kick start discussions about repealing the Affordable Care Act and passing entitlement reform.

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CMS will use social video platform Twitch, improve the HealthCare.gov mobile interface, and use #HealthyAdulting to encourage young adults to sign up.

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While details are still being finalized, a continuing resolution to fund the government through early December likely will include funding to combat Zika.

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HRSA is proposing that a decision-making body within the Department of Health and Human Services be responsible for reviewing claims and resolving deputes.

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Mike King, a reporter for nearly 40 years, profiles three members of America’s Essential Hospitals — Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago — and other public hospitals across the country.

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With support from Kaiser Permanente and East Bay Community Foundation, America's Essential Hospitals collaborates with NACHC and GW to help providers navigate and adapt to the systemwide policy changes and accountability standards mandated by the ACA.

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The new BMC study underscores “the importance of continued support for safety-net and minority-serving hospitals as national reform unfolds."

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By forming strategic partnerships and using social media, CMS aims to “reach young adults where they are” to facilitate engagement during open enrollment.

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The plan would convert Medicaid to a program managed entirely by states through block grants or per-capita allotments from the federal government.

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Latest member profile from America's Essential Hospitals shows that, despite ACA coverage expansion, uncompensated costs remained high in 2014 at hospitals with many low-income and other vulnerable patients.

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New report from America's Essential Hospitals on the association's membership details average operating margin, patient health care coverage, physician training, inpatient and outpatient visits, and other key data.

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HHS finalizes 2017 Notice of Payment and Benefit Parameters rule and letter to issuers offering qualified health plans on the federally facilitated marketplace.

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As Jan. 31 open enrollment deadline looms, association spreads the word about ACA coverage options and tools to assess coverage needs and cost.

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Obama touts ACA successes in final address, calls for ongoing support of Medicare, Social Security. House Speaker Ryan prepares ACA replacement plan as GOP continues repeal efforts; Califf wins Senate HELP vote.

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House returns from recess for largely symbolic vote on Senate-passed reconciliation bill that would repeal many ACA provisions, including Medicaid expansion; Senate remains out.

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Guidance builds on 2012 final regulations that outline the process for submission and review of section 1332 waivers, which may begin as early as Jan. 1, 2017.

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Proposals would make required and recommended changes to how qualified health plans operate in Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

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Join us to review our 2015 federal legislative and regulatory action and preview our 2016 advocacy agenda.

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Essential hospitals 2.67 times more likely than other hospitals to receive penalties under Medicare readmissions program in FY 2016

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Congressional staff continue negotiating omnibus appropriations package, which is expected to go to a vote by Dec. 11; Sen. Wyden asks HHS for update on progress of state 1332 waivers.

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Letter from Senate Finance Committee leaders asks America's Essential Hospitals, other stakeholders, for comment on Medicaid transparency, quality, accountability

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In the Loop, a joint project of Community Catalyst and the National Health Law Program, helps enrollment assisters share experiences and answer questions.

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Model law would update requirements for insurance carriers in the health insurance marketplaces, particularly regarding provider directories, mental health services, telehealth, and nondiscrimination.

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Senate plans to expand House reconciliation bill with full ACA repeal; Rep. Brady named Ways and Means chair; Republicans establish Medicaid task force.

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Open enrollment for ACA marketplaces will last from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016, with coverage taking effect as soon as Jan. 1. Previously announced HHS enrollment goals include improving consumer experience, retaining and adding customers.

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Formula for cuts seeks to direct funds to hospitals most in need, but relies on insufficient data. Congress should freeze Medicare DSH cuts and seek to better understand their impact on patients and hospitals.

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U.S. District Court says 2014 HRSA interpretive rule is contrary to plain language of ACA provision that excludes certain hospitals from 340B discounts on orphan drugs.

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Congress will vote to pass legislation to avoid a government shutdown. Meanwhile, House committees are also working to pass budget reconciliation measures that would defund Planned Parenthood and make major changes to the Affordable Care Act.

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Institute researcher discusses the popular and up-and-coming movements in delivery system transformation and alternative payment models.

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The hospital-related NOTICE Act was sent to the president last week. An ACA repeal vote remains likely for fall along with the potential for a government shutdown.

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Articles cover the ACA's Medicaid expansion, Medicaid shortfalls and community benefit funds, and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on Medicaid.

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Plans must be budget-neutral and cover as many people as traditional ACA reforms. With these waivers, states may forgo certain ACA provisions including the marketplaces and individual mandate.

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The Senate fails to repeal the ACA but will keep trying. Committees discuss HHS priorities and health care bills, including a bundle of hospital-related bills.

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The new website provides health care providers and policymakers with further information about the National Partnership as well as access to resources for collaboration and tackling health policy issues.

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GOP will weigh procedural tactics to repeal the ACA or propose tax reform; House vote on Cures bill expected.

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The association will use the information gathered to advocate to policymakers the need to continue to support essential hospitals’ mission and service to their communities. This survey focuses on the first quarter of calendar year 2015. We will use aggregate information only.

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Republicans will also continue to develop a strategy for undoing the ACA in light of the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the law last week.

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The Supreme Court ruled in King v. Burwell that the Affordable Care Act makes federal subsidies available to individuals in states that use the federally facilitated marketplace, not just those with a state-based marketplace.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to keep subsidies for health insurance sold via federally run exchanges

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Six justices ruled in favor of the Obama administration, arguing that the overall structure and purpose of the ACA supports the interpretation that Congress intended subsidies to be available in both federally facilitated and state-based marketplaces.

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Decision maintains access to vital health care services for millions of Americans and supports the hospitals that care for our most vulnerable patients

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CBO also found that if a full ACA repeal took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, the federal deficit would increase by $137 billion between 2016 and 2025.

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The House will vote to repeal two major ACA provisions this week - medical device tax and the IPAB - and consider four Medicare Advantage bills. Health committees are reviewing mental health and HIT.

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Learn more about how states are negotiating alternative Medicaid expansions.

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America's Essential Hospitals is conducting this member survey to capture the impact of the ACA coverage expansion on essential hospitals.

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The survey focuses on uncompensated care and utilization during the last two quarters of CYs 2013 and 2014. It aims to capture the impact of ACA coverage expansion on essential hospitals.

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Congress will attempt to pass SGR and budget legislation by Friday. The SGR package includes a one-year delay of Medicaid DSH cuts. House Committees will hold hearings on 340B, heroin and prescription drug abuse, and Medicare Fraud. The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on patient research.

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Ruling against subsidies could send ACA into "death spiral," according to RAND report.

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Congress must pass a homeland security spending bill this week, and health insurance marketplaces are under scrutiny as oral arguments in the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case begin.

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Feb. 20 final rule and letter to issuers outline benefit and payment parameters for 2016 health insurance marketplace plans

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Plus, more than 3.3 million people who submitted marketplace applications are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP.

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Also on tap is a Senate vote on homeland security funding that would bar legal status for undocumented immigrants and President Obama's 2016 budget

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Association filed Jan. 28 amicus brief in Supreme Court case supporting insurance subsidies through federally facilitated health insurance marketplace.

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What are we doing to demonstrate support for ACA insurance coverage subsidies? We filed and amicas brief for King v. Burwell affirming the position. Here's what we said and why.

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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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Obama delivers annual address; House considers an abortion ban, natural gas permits, and SGR; and Senate considers the Keystone Pipeline and definition of full time.

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Congress convenes with a new Republican majority in the Senate. The House will vote on the ACA 40-hour work week, veterans legislation and the Keystone pipeline. The Senate will elect committee chairs.

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Final regulations are issued regarding the required community health needs assessment for charitable hospitals and the consequences for failing to satisfy the requirements.

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The association extended the survey deadline to continue to gather information on members' uncompensated care post-ACA.

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The association launched this survey Nov. 10 to capture the impact of the ACA coverage expansion on 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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Obama's executive action offers new opportunities for immigrants to live and work in the United States, but no relief for lack of health care coverage

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Essential hospitals face barriers in providing care to immigrant populations. They must find unique ways to address the complexity surrounding immigration status for their patients.

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The survey aims to capture the impact of ACA coverage expansion and add to association advocacy efforts with timely information on members' uncompensated care.

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Oral arguments for this case are scheduled to begin Dec. 17.

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Though the payment bump has reportedly increased access to care in some states, it appears unlikely that this ACA provision will be extended beyond 2014.

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What impact has section 1202 of the Affordable Care Act, also know as the primary care bump, had on your hospital?

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Congress meets this week to extend federal funding through Dec. 11. Other legislative considerations include medical device tax, VA authorities, and the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program. Committees will address CHIP, Ebola, and the ACA.

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This week, Congress will likely consider a CR, allowing non-ACA-compliant group health insurance plans through 2018, extending the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, and several health-related items.

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The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will rehear Halbig v. Burwell, one of the two cases with conflicting results on whether ACA subsidies are available in the federally facilitated marketplace.

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Generally, if consumers do nothing, they will be auto-enrolled in the same plan with the same premium tax-credit and other financial assistance as they had in the 2014 plan year.

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Under consideration will be a federal funding extension and a House bill to grandfather non-ACA-compliant group health plans

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Pennsylvania will expand Medicaid through a private option, requiring some enrollees to pay premiums.

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It is difficult to find creative ways to describe the thoughtlessness of states’ decisions to opt out of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Here is my latest involving a stats website and baseball.

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The final rule updates Medicare payment policies, rates for inpatient stays at general acute care hospitals, and provisions related to quality improvement programs.

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The House and Senate head into August recess after voting to clear a VA assistance bill, sending it to the president on Friday. The Senate couldn't pass border emergency supplemental legislation, while the House passed a less expensive version. CMS faced tough criticism from Republicans about HealthCare.gov contractors.

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Sixteen members of America's Essential Hospitals from across the Southeast met for our Regional Strategy Meeting that covered direct lobbying, effective communication, and citizen advocacy.

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Association joins lawmakers in call for non-expansion states to 'do the right thing now' and support vulnerable patients and their hospitals.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has ruled that people who purchase health insurance through the federally facilitated marketplace are ineligible for ACA subsidies. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia released a conflicting opinion hours later.

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New interpretive rule will address the 340B orphan drug exclusion.

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House GOP will move forward with a lawsuit against President Obama on the delay of the employer mandate without congressional approval. Energy and Commerce is marking up a variety of bills and holding hearings on the health insurance marketplaces and anthrax.

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CMS announced a second batch of prospective recipients for Health Care Innovation Awards (round 2). The 27 new recipients include four members of America’s Essential Hospitals. Awards will be used to reduce costs and improve care delivery models for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP patients.

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White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report describing opportunities missed by states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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White House report confirms the numerous benefits of Medicaid expansion and demonstrates that state decisions not to expand have far-reaching consequences for our nation's health and economy. Essential hospitals have driven enrollment and need continued financial support to serve their communities.

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CMS outlines three methods for reviewing enrollee coverage eligibility for insurance purchased through the federally facilitated marketplace.

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HHS report announces that 87 percent of individuals who purchased health insurance from the federally facilitated marketplace during initial open enrollment have received premium assistance through federal tax credits. The report also shows that 64 percent of individuals enroll in plans with the lowest premiums, despite higher cost-sharing rates.

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HRSA announced that it plans to stand by its interpretation of the 340B orphan drug rule and will continue to publish updated orphan drug designation lists to assist organizations with compliance with the policy.

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The association submitted comments to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury regarding their request for information on provider nondiscrimination.

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A recent study found that planned reductions in Medicaid DSH payments and ongoing inflation in health care costs will cause debilitating gaps in funding for essential hospitals. Expected system costs to states that do not expand Medicaid will be exacerbated by continued uncompensated care costs and no additional Medicaid funds to offset them.

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Congress continues to address delays in care at VA medical centers. The Ways and Means Committee explores income verification for tax credit eligibility under the ACA, and the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee looks at incentives to develop new drugs and devices as well as health care access under the ACA.

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The district court held that the rule was outside the scope of the agency’s rulemaking authority. Because the court vacated the final rule, newly designated 340B entities will not be able to purchase orphan drugs at discounted prices, regardless of whether the drugs are used for their designated purpose or other purposes.

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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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America’s Essential Hospitals urges the Senate to swiftly confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Burwell’s confirmation is critical to providing a steady hand to lead the department through the rapid changes occurring in health care coverage and delivery.

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Government relations staff will share their experiences with Medicaid expansion, including challenges and best practices

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CMS issued a final rule Friday, May 16, on 2015 standards for health insurance marketplaces and the insurance market. Among other provisions, CMS finalized measures for a quality rating system that would require health insurance issuers operating through the marketplaces to collect, validate, and report data on quality metrics for qualified health plans.

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Experts from American Muslim Health Professionals, Million Hearts, and CMS will update health professionals serving minority and undeserved populations on the Affordable Care Act's expansion of health insurance coverage.

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On April 30, CMS issued the IPPS proposed rule for fiscal year 2015. The rule updates Medicare payment policies, rates for inpatient stays at general acute care hospitals, and provisions related to quality improvement programs. CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule through June 30.

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CMS released the FY 2015 proposed IPPS rule April 30. The proposed rule updates Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient stays at general acute care hospitals, as well as provisions regarding quality improvement programs.

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Congress will begin the appropriations process, but not much is expected to be accomplished since it is an election year. Senate Democrats will bring up a bill to increase the minimum wage but expect Republican resistance. The House will reconsider a bill regarding exemption of expatriate health plans under the ACA.

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CBO estimated 2016 marketplace premiums will be 15 percent less than they were estimated to be in 2009. This should mean the ACA will cost $104 billion less to the federal government over the next decade than previously projected.

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Members learned about the fundamental challenges driving industry workforce shortages

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In a major victory for essential hospitals, a House committee late last night posted physician payment legislation that includes an additional year delay in Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts and requires an annual DSH report sought by America’s Essential Hospitals. The changes come in a House Rules Committee bill to extend the current patch

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Health care leaders will discuss efforts to enroll patients in health insurance coverage before March 31. Association President & CEO Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, along with Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other hospital association leaders will participate in the call.

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House and Senate differ on offsets for SGR repeal and replace; ACA alternative details under wraps

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify on the president's budget before two congressional panels this week. Meanwhile, the House will consider a bill to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) physician payment formula. Republicans are expected to tie SGR fix to repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate.

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Government relations experts from essential hospitals shared strategies they have used to move their state toward Medicaid expansion

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Cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments and federal support for hospitals' bad debt, as well as reductions in graduate medical education funding, threaten to hurt the same people who would benefit from tax relief in the administration's fiscal year 2015 budget.

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This week the longest serving member of Congress, Rep. John Dingell, announced he will retire. Dingell served for 29 terms and through 11 different presidents. The House Energy and Commerce Committee will look at the changes CMS is making to Medicare Part D, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that the chamber would vote on the ACA's 30-hour work week definition.

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Nearly 3.3 million people have selected plans through the marketplaces since they opened Oct. 1, 2013. This number represents 45 percent of the 7.3 million people who were eligible to enroll in a marketplace plan. In addition, 3.2 million people who submitted applications through the marketplaces were determined to be eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Member Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) recently launched CoverMeAZ.org. This purpose-built website explains in plain language Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage options and helps the MIHS community cut through the clutter that too often surrounds the ACA.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's new director, Richard Kronick, PhD, has refocused the agency’s mission to emphasize producing evidence to make health care safer, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

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Republican House leaders are working on a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On Wednesday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on the risk corridors provision in the ACA. Last week, House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member and Former Chair Henry Waxman (D-CA) announced he would retire at the end of his term this fall.

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The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with market-based reforms. The plan would keep some ACA provisions. The proposal would end the individual mandate and offer tax credits for individuals unable to afford coverage.

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Association seeks feedback from member hospitals on proposed procedures charitable hospitals must use to disclose and correct failures that are not willful or egregious. The procedures would allow hospitals to meet requirements under section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code, an Affordable Care Act provision that imposes additional requirements on charitable hospitals.

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President Obama highlighted early ACA successes, CBO said SGR bills would cost $150.4 billion over 10 years

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On Jan. 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new resources for implementing hospital presumptive eligibility (PE), including frequently asked questions (FAQs). In the FAQs, CMS clarified that hospitals “may implement PE with the support of third party contractors.”

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A Jan.23 Gallup survey found that the percentage of uninsured adults nationally dropped 1.2 percentage points in January, from 17.3 percent in December to 16.1 percent in January. Gallup said the percentage of uninsured adults for January is “slightly lower than what Gallup has measured in any month since December 2012.”

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Data has been released for the reporting period of April 2012 through March 2013

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Bill includes provisions to fund the ACA, House held healthcare.gov hearings

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Jan. 13 letter urges Congress to oppose Senate proposal to cut Medicare funding to pay for an extension of unemployment benefits

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Brief reviews regulations that update current rules to allow Medicaid hospitals to make presumptive eligibility determinations

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Association, two other national organizations file amicus brief in support of HRSA interpretation of law

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Boston Medical Center and University of Washington Medicine share their stories

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A review of the potential implications for essential hospitals

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UW Medicine combined four hospitals and prepared its workforce to be mission-focused

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How one essential hospital improved outpatient care through community partnerships

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Physician Alignment

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How two organizations aligned their clinical staff with new strategic visions

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Budget bill eliminates FY 2014 Medicaid DSH cuts, delays FY 2015 cuts

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Calls action "important step toward protecting access to vital health care and community services for millions"

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Millions of vulnerable patients "in a terrible bind" with no access to expanded coverage, billions less in funding for their care

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On November 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule for calendar year (CY) 2014. Included in the rule are provisions related to the following: payment for hospital outpatient visits data collection in off-campus, provider-based departments Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program Hospital Value-Based Purchasing

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America’s Essential Hospitals submitted comments Nov. 25 on the Basic Health Program proposed rule.

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The Affordable Care Act establishes state-based and regional health insurance exchanges

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Medicare DSH payments compensate hospitals for costs associated with low-income patient care

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Hospitals that treat a large share of low-income patients receive add-on payments to the amount designated by IPPS

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Eligibility notices, benefits in alternative benefit plans, appeals process among rule's provisions

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Section 1115 projects give states additional authority to design, improve Medicaid and CHIP programs

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Measures are intended for voluntary use by state Medicaid agencies

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Rule implements proposed provisions in the Affordable Care Act

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Decision suggests hospitals may help patients with financial assistance for plan premiums

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House passed “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” Senate considered similar bills

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Report includes options for reducing federal budget deficits for fiscal years 2014 to 2023

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846,184 people completed applications through the marketplaces, 106,185 people selected marketplace plans.

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Coverage renewed for between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2014 will not be considered out of compliance

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HHS encouraged issuers to reject premium payments from third parties

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Premium tax credits are available to help people with low and moderate incomes afford the cost of health insurance

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Federal anti-kickback statute, which only applies to federal health care programs, will not apply to QHPs.

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Senate Democrats pressured Obama administration to fix healthcare.gov, SGR agreement gained support

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Congress holds healthcare.gov hearings, committee met on budget agreement

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The rule finalizes a number of provisions regarding health insurance marketplaces

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In the Loop is a private, secure community for people working to help health insurance enrollment

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Analysis finds program is likely to grow in states expanding their Medicaid program

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Lawmakers negotiated potential plans to raise the debt limit

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Analysis evaluated individual plan premiums in the 36 states with a federally facilitated marketplace

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Congressional leaders stalled on debt limit agreement

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Essential hospitals to play important role with experience caring for the uninsured

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"Navigators" will raise awareness about plan availability and help individuals understand options

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Proposed rule establishes framework for several program elements

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Siegel noted : some plan networks are only covering selected services, offering low rates for essential hospitals

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Siegel, Gremminger highlighted the importance of delaying, reconsidering scheduled Medicaid DSH cuts

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Rule implements the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid DSH cuts for fiscal years 2014 and 2015

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Model combines federal oversight with state say over plan certification, outreach, and enrollment

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House abandoned plans to vote on a bill to extend the continuing resolution

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Limited knowledge of most effective messages, organizations at local level could pose challenges

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Approach gives states most control over governance and requirements for qualified plans

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Bill would halt subsidies until applicant coverage requirements, household income can be verified

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Committee to review groups’ activities, budget, employees and training, and other issues

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Fluctuating income can cause churn between Medicaid and marketplace coverage

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Lawmakers to return to challenge of extending government funding past Sept. 30

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Despite standards, inclusion of essential hospitals and other providers not certain

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Says Bloomberg Government report underscores "uncertain and deeply troubling future for vulnerable patients"

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Letter urges HHS to place a special emphasis on robust essential community provider participation

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Get Covered America aims to raise awareness about plan choices under Affordable Care Act

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Senate Conservatives Fund announced plans to actively campaign against Senate Minority Leader

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Plans must meet standards for quality measures, improvement strategies, consumer information

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Letter suggests security could be compromised by missed IT system deadlines

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Effort will seek to increase understanding of low-income and minority populations’ experiences with exchanges

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Document, released as frequently asked questions, indicates exchanges will use tax filings and Social Security data

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Four cost-sharing levels - bronze, silver, gold, and platinum - available to consumers

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House votes to bar IRS from implementing Affordable Care Act and collecting taxes to fund the law

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Information gathered will inform rulemaking for civil rights provision of the Affordable Care Act

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Qualified health plans must offer coverage in 10 care categories, including ambulatory and emergency

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Households with incomes between 100 and 400 percent of poverty line may qualify for tax credits

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Certain providers may receive drug discounts for uses outside indication associated with orphan designation

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Analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured found that 6.4 million people will miss out on insurance coverage if the 21 states not intending to expand their Medicaid program and the six undecided states do not implement the Medicaid expansion.

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Money to 32 centers nationwide will be used to train more than 300 primary care residents

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Series will examine structure, essential benefits, plan types, and other aspects of marketplaces

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Senate to consider changing existing rule requiring a filibuster-proof 60 votes for executive nominations

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In letter, senators demand assurance that exchanges will be self-sustaining

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Money distributed among six states: Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia

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Guidance addresses administration decision to delay the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate

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Health Affairs article questions availability of certain services to existing Medicaid enrollees

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Urges CMS to incentivize states to target DSH at hospitals with high levels of uncompensated care and Medicaid patients

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Payments even more important as prospects for full expansion dim

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Finds nearly 80 percent of money spent on information technology systems and consulting

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Administration responds to employer concerns about ability to comply with the requirement's complexities

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Part of ACA, Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act money for enrollment, renewal outreach

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Rule states mandate for Medicaid coverage in 10 categories of essential health benefits

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Comments express support for CHNAs, but ask IRS to grant dual-status organizations additional flexibility

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Those without required minimum coverage to face penalties when filing federal income taxes

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Survey of literature and essential hospital experiences, supported by Aetna Foundation

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Regulation finalizes provisions on how eligibility will be determined and hardship exemption certificates granted

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Found that HHS awarded about $3.8 billion in exchange and rate review grants to states by late March 2013

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Change underscores member hospitals' importance to vulnerable patients, entire communities

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States that opt out could lose $8.4 billion in federal funding, Health Affairs study finds

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Definition in proposed regulation too narrow, essential hospitals say

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Law mandates access to affordable insurance coverage by Jan. 1, 2014

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Rule proposes implementation of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid DSH cuts

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Renews call for Congress to delay Medicaid DSH cuts to allow time for informed, rational funding discussions

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Letter offers issuers operational and technical guidance on how to successfully participate

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Includes important changes to Medicaid and Medicare of interest to association members

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Notes appreciation of one-year DSH cut delay, but says provision comes at expense of funding later

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Agency also releases FAQ on state-supplied premium assistance option

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Lawmakers turn back governor's plan to accept expansion for three years

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Rule finalizes HHS proposal to make advance payments that total the value of cost-sharing reductions

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Also releases report that details how rule affects mental health, substance abuse disorder benefits

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Iowa, New Hampshire, Illinois, Arkansas among states pursing partnerships with federal government

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Document addresses questions about federal medical assistance percentages

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Administration official announced that the president would not include Medicaid cuts in 2014 budget

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Report concludes that slowing Medicaid enrollment in 2012 reflected economic recovery

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$1.5 billion in grants to 11 states aim to support affordable health insurance marketplaces

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Commissioners vote unanimously to recommend 1 percent increases for fiscal year 2014

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Effort includes short videos, banner ads, and related website of research, position papers, and other resources

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Achieving reform's goal of broad coverage expansion must remain national priority, association says

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Analysis show impact of Supreme Court decision on hospitals and vulnerable patients

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Estimates show up to 10 million more people will remain uninsured than assumed when ACA passed

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Association says s many as 13.8 million are at risk of going uninsured in non-expansion states

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Decision could "could strand millions of our most disadvantaged people without access to basic health care coverage"

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Insight from Boston Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance

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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.