Access & Health Coverage

Nov 16, 2018
An estimated 28.5 million U.S. residents, or 8.8%, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first six months of 2018, according to preliminary data released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oct 26, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated the window-shopping feature at to allow consumers to preview 2019 health plans and prices before open enrollment begins Nov. 1.
Oct 11, 2018
The average premium for a benchmark plan at will decline 1.5 percent in 2019 to $406, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Apr 7, 2021
In this blog post, Terrence Cunningham, AHA director of administrative simplification policy, highlights how United HealthCare’s Designated Diagnostic Provider program could reduce patient access to care and choice of provider, as well as subject patients to a higher risk of an unanticipated…
Feb 17, 2021
Annual spending for health care declined by 2% in 2020, including a 7% decline in spending for hospital care, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a preliminary analysis by Altarum.
Feb 16, 2021
The AHA supports policies and legislation that enable rural hospitals to care for their communities. The Rural Advocacy Agenda outlines some key areas of focus for our 2020 advocacy agenda.
Feb 10, 2021
To improve Americans’ access to care, stop the COVID-19 pandemic and advance health equity, AHA and seven other national organizations voiced support for six principles to make health coverage more available and affordable.
Feb 4, 2021
AHA expresses support for the Ensuring Coverage in Public Health Emergencies Act (H.R. 526), legislation that would automatically trigger a special enrollment period so consumers can apply for Marketplace or employer-sponsored coverage during a public health emergency.
Jan 28, 2021
President Biden today signed an executive order (EO) aimed at increasing enrollment in comprehensive health care coverage. The order specifically focuses on improving the quality of coverage and removing barriers to enrollment in Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Jan 28, 2021
President Biden signed an executive order aimed at increasing enrollment in comprehensive health care coverage.