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April 03, 2019
Broad consensus continues to emerge regarding the need to pursue policy that will protect patients from surprise balance billing.
March 29, 2019
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is proposing to create a state-based health insurance exchange to better serve Pennsylvanians with a target implementation date of 2021.
March 26, 2019
As the U.S. Department of Justice called for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a Texas District Court decision invalidating the Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. House Democrats are pursuing a legislative strategy to reinforce patient protections under the ACA and protect the ACA insurance markets from actions by the Trump Administration to undermine the law.
March 15, 2019
The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee initiated an oversight investigation into the practices of short-term, limited duration insurance health care plans and insurance brokers.
February 22, 2019
HAP is supporting legislation to improve Pennsylvania's credentialing process for health care practitioners.
February 21, 2019
The American Hospital Association has developed a set of principles to serve as a guidepost for work with Congress and the Trump Administration to protect patients from surprise billing.
October 23, 2018
The Trump Administration made back-to-back announcements this week about changes to insurance market policies stemming from the Affordable Care Act. Consumer education will be important.
October 18, 2018
October 17, 2018
A new report looks at how those with the most serious illnesses are managing in America, and calls on health care providers and insurers to look at underlying issues that impact the outcome of their life experiences.
September 12, 2018
Several members of Pennsylvania’s hospital community participated in today’s state House Professional Licensure Committee hearing about Senate Bill 780 (Vogel), telemedicine legislation.
August 07, 2018
The Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy recently released a brief which highlights new initiatives that employers are adopting to manage rising health care costs and improve employee health.
June 20, 2018
A newly finalized policy will expand the ability for employers to join together in an employer group or association to offer employer-sponsored health care coverage through “association health plans".
May 24, 2018
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposed a tax penalty on individuals who failed to fulfill the law’s shared responsibility requirement to secure qualifying health coverage. The individual mandate penalty was created to ensure more people secured access to affordable care and preventive services.
May 11, 2018
A Congressional committee hearing focused on how the Medicare Advantage program can help improve quality and health outcomes.
May 01, 2018
Findings from the latest Commonwealth Fund tracking survey demonstrate that the increased number of individuals covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is beginning to reverse.