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News Release: U.S. Congress Includes Key Hospital Priorities in Spending Plan

February 09, 2018

News Release:  Early this morning, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that raises the debt ceiling, reallocates the current budget caps for defense and domestic discretionary programs, and temporarily funds the government through March 23. The spending plan also contains several hospital priorities.

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News Release: PA Hospitals: Governor Wolf’s Budget Plan Promising

February 06, 2018

News Release:  Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint legislative session. Wolf’s proposal would sustain funding for key hospital lines and would allocate additional resources for opioid crisis response. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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News Release: Telemedicine Legislation Clears Key Committee Vote

January 30, 2018

News Release:  Legislation to put Pennsylvania on track to becoming a telemedicine-friendly state cleared an important vote today. Senate Bill 780, sponsored by State Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver), gained unanimous approval from the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.

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News Release: HAPevolve Adds Regional Account Executive

January 29, 2018

News Release:  Effective January 16, Lori Mulholland has been appointed Regional Account Executive for HAPevolve, a for-profit subsidiary company of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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News Release: Federal Government Shuts Down, PA Health Care Community Faces Uncertainty

January 20, 2018

News Release: Congress yesterday failed to pass legislation to keep the federal government funded and address important health care policy priorities. In the wake of a federal government shutdown, the future of many essential health care programs remains unknown. In response, Andy Carter, President and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement.

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News Release: PA Hospitals Applaud Governor Wolf’s Disaster Declaration for the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

January 10, 2018

News Release:  The Pennsylvania hospital community today applauded Governor Wolf’s announcement declaring the heroin and opioid epidemic as a statewide disaster emergency.

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News Release: PA Hospitals Say Temporary CHIP Fix Not Enough

December 22, 2017

News Release:  Facing another budget deadline, Congress approved a continuing resolution measure that funds the federal government through January 19, 2018. The legislation includes nearly $3 billion in funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is enough to keep it operational through March, 2018. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement. 

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News Release: HAP Statement about Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

December 20, 2017

News Release:  Earlier today, H.R. 1 (known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”), legislation to overhaul the nation’s tax system, cleared a final vote of Congressional approval. After the vote, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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News Release: End-of-Life Care Legislation Clears Key Committee Vote

December 12, 2017

News Release:  The Pennsylvania hospital community is praising the State Senate Health and Human Services Committee for its unanimous passage of legislation to help patients and their families communicate their end-of-life care wishes. Senate Bill 623, legislation sponsored by State Senator Gene Yaw (R–Lycoming), would establish the Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program.

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News Release: HAP Statement about U.S. Senate-Passed Tax Plan

December 04, 2017

During Saturday, December 2, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Following the vote, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) released the following statement.

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News Release: 7 Philadelphia-Area Health Systems Collaborate to Address Hunger

November 27, 2017

News Release: As the holiday season approaches, hundreds of thousands of families in the greater Philadelphia region are without consistent access to the nutritious food necessary to lead healthy lives. This serious condition, known as food insecurity, contributes to poor health, including the development or worsening of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

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Joint News Release: HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge Top Performers, Designations Announced

November 01, 2017

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today announced the top hospitals and health systems of the 2017 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge.

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News Release: HAP Welcomes Kate Routledge as Senior Director, Compliance Support

October 18, 2017

News Release:  Effective October 10, Kate M. Routledge has been appointed as senior director, compliance support, at The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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News Release: Pa. Hospital Community Troubled by Cancellation of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

October 13, 2017

News Release:  Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced that it would not fulfil cost-sharing reduction payments, a provision of the Affordable Care Act designed to help reduce health care costs for lower-income Americans. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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News Release: HAP Statement about Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson

September 27, 2017

News Release:  Yesterday, U.S. Senators abandoned a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before the September 30 budget reconciliation deadline. They did not obtain the commitments for the 50 votes needed to pass the bill. Following the announcement, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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