American Heart Association

Uninsured patients faced devastating hospital bills for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Most heart attack and stroke patients without health insurance take a devastating financial hit from hospital bills, according to a study conducted before Americans could start getting coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Median hospitalization charges among uninsured recent legislative push is essentially […]

As open enrollment for health insurance gets underway, health groups express support

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act – an important date you may not be aware of because the government has cut back on enrollment awareness efforts.

The 2018 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (also known as […]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Hispanic, Prevention, Workplace|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on As open enrollment for health insurance gets underway, health groups express support

Patients, health organizations rally against health care proposal

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dozens of patients and advocacy groups including the American Heart Association gathered on Capitol Hill on Monday to demand a stop to a proposed bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Wearing red T-shirts with the phrase “I Am A Pre-Existing Condition,” patients […]

September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Patients, health organizations rally against health care proposal

Affordable Care Act linked to fewer cardiac arrests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fewer cardiac arrests in Portland and the surrounding county may be the result of the Affordable Care Act, new research suggests.

In a study of emergency medical services in an urban Oregon county before and after the Affordable Care Act, researchers found the incidence of cardiac arrest […]

Senate health care bill follows House’s lead

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Senate Republicans on Thursday released their response to the House-passed American Health Care Act, with a bill dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. The bill mirrors much of the House legislation, including the repeal of the current individual mandate and sharp cuts to […]

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Senate health care bill follows House’s lead

Health groups say CBO report shows healthcare bill puts patients last

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A group of patient and consumer groups urged the Senate on Thursday to scrap the House-passed bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

“[The Congressional Budget Office’s] new score of the [American Health Care Act] should seal its fate as a flawed bill that needs to […]

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health groups say CBO report shows healthcare bill puts patients last

Menu labeling off the table … for now

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chain restaurants and retail food sellers will have another year to implement the Food and Drug Administration’s menu labeling requirements, after the agency extended its compliance deadline to May 7, 2018.

The rule, previously scheduled to take effect Friday, was created under the Affordable Care Act. […]

May 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Menu labeling off the table … for now

Obamacare replacement bill passes House

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act on Thursday, the Republicans’ first successful attempt in seven years to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature health care law.

An updated version of the bill had not yet received a […]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Obamacare replacement bill passes House

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 […]