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Ryan scraps legislation that would repeal Affordable Care Act

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday, leaving the law sometimes referred to as “Obamacare” in place indefinitely.

After a closed-door meeting Friday afternoon with the Republican conference to disclose plans to pull the […]

AHA CEO details opposition to American Health Care Act in letter to Congress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Thursday sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing the AHA’s opposition to the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s proposed replacement for the current Affordable Care Act often called “Obamacare.”

Brown […]

Leading health groups announce opposition to American Health Care Act

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients, doctors and several leading health groups joined Thursday in the nation’s capital to voice significant concerns about the American Health Care Act, soon after the House Budget Committee narrowly approved the healthcare overhaul with a 19-17 vote. The bill will soon be brought to […]

Pre-existing condition coverage is non-negotiable, AHA CEO says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a letter sent this week to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown stressed the AHA’s continued commitment to patients with heart disease and stroke who are covered under the Affordable Care Act.

In the […]

AHA volunteers talk Americans’ heart health at White House

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 200 American Heart Association volunteer advocates recently trekked to Washington, D.C., for a conversation with senior White House officials on the state of cardiovascular health in America.

The event last Friday was part of the Obama administration’s “Making Health Care Better” series and included the […]

Millions at risk for heart disease, stroke now insured

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 6 million uninsured Americans at risk for heart disease and stroke gained health insurance in 2014, the first year coverage was available under the Affordable Care Act. Many more with a history of heart disease and stroke also became insured.

The analysis, released Tuesday […]

Affordable Care Act enrollment begins Sunday

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The third round of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, widely known as “Obamacare,” opens on Nov. 1.

Window-shopping for consumers began last week when the Obama Administration released premiums. The rates are going up in many parts of the country, but people do have […]

Affordable Care Act survives: Supreme Court sides with White House on health insurance issue

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the White House in a ruling that will continue making health insurance affordable for millions of Americans, while ensuring a signature legislative achievement for President Obama remains in place.

In a 6-3 vote, the justices ruled that federal […]

June 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |1 Comment

Payment model seeks to cut cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare providers who enroll in a new government program can get paid for prevention, while patients will have more say in their health under a new payment model announced Thursday.

The Million Hearts CVD Risk Reduction model, part of the Affordable Care Act, gives doctors a […]

Big city hospitals severely penalized for Medicare readmissions

Big city hospitals in the United States have been severely penalized for readmission of patients with heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

In 2013, 2,200 hospitals forfeited more than $280 million in Medicare funds due to readmission penalties […]