Making Healthcare More Affordable

Aug 24, 2022
Hospitals and health systems are where the most complex care is provided for ill and injured patients. Yet spending on inpatient and outpatient care has grown more slowly than spending on other health services. Hospitals and health systems have worked hard to provide the best value to patients and…
Jul 11, 2022
The AHA and eight other national organizations urge Congress to quickly extend the American Rescue Plan Act’s enhanced premium tax credits for health coverage purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which are set to expire this year.
May 31, 2022
According to a report by Kaufman Hall, hospitals faced decreases in both patient volume and revenue in April.
May 25, 2022
AHA today commended the Internal Revenue Service for proposing to revise its methodology for assessing whether employer-sponsored coverage is affordable for family members.
May 25, 2022
AHA comments on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) proposed rule amending how employer coverage affordability would be measured for family members of employees.
May 20, 2022
Hospitals and health systems work hard every day to deliver high-quality health care services to all patients in their communities.
May 2, 2022
On Thursday, May 5, we expect the RAND Corporation to release the fourth version of its National Hospital Price Transparency Study, an employer-led initiative intended to measure and report publicly the prices paid for care at the hospital and service-line level. The AHA is taking a number of steps…
Feb 17, 2022
America’s hospitals and health systems play a central role in delivering health care in this country and are committed to the goal of affordable, comprehensive health coverage for every American. We believe we should build upon and improve our existing system to increase access to coverage of…
Feb 15, 2022
The American Hospital Association in 2022 will continue to work with Congress and the Administration to focus on providing relief, ensuring a necessary recovery and rebuilding a better health care system for the future. We need to address ongoing challenges that have been further exacerbated during…
Feb 4, 2022
The AHA today responded to a request for information on design considerations for legislation to make health care more affordable, released last month by a House Republican task force led by Reps. Kevin Hern, R-Okla.; Rick Allen, R-Ga.; and Victoria Spartz, R-Ind.