American Hospital Association News

Judge Sides with Trump Over Hospitals on Price Disclosure Rule

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by hospital groups to a federal rule requiring them to disclose prices they quietly negotiate with insurers, in a victory for White House efforts to make healthcare pricing more transparent to patients. …

Hospitals Sue to Block Trump Mandate on Cost Disclosure

Hospital groups have challenged the Trump administration’s rule that requires hospitals to be more transparent about prices they charge patients for healthcare services, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. The plaintiffs, including the nonprofit American Hospital Association (AHA), are …

Trump Moves to Force Hospitals, Insurers to Disclose Prices

The Trump administration took a step toward making paying for health care more like paying for coffee, computers or clothing, by letting patients know prices up front — but what consumers could do with that information once they have it …

Hospitals Say Anthem-Cigna Merger Will Empower Blue Cross, Hurt Consumers

U.S. hospitals are stepping up their bid to stop Anthem Inc.’s takeover of rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the deal will increase the dominance of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and potentially raise premiums for consumers. The enhanced bargaining …

Health Insurer CEOs Defend Big Mergers Before Senate

Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress this week that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and …

In Supreme Court Briefs, Big Business Supports Obamacare Subsidies

The Supreme Court briefs are in, and we can now say that big business backs Obamacare. The justices will hear oral arguments on March 4 in the latest case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At issue is the act’s …