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Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy Update on Healthcare Reform »
September 20, 2017 POLICY UPDATE ON HEALTHCARE REFORM Update from Patrick Cooney of The Federal Group, AABC'...
Friday, July 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Reform Dies in the Senate »
Health Care Reform Dies In The Senate   Around 1:45 am on the morning of Friday, July 28th, the Sena...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Republicans Win on Motion to Proceed to Health Reform Debate, First Vote to Repeal ACA Fails »
A Senate Republican bill, BRCA, that largely repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with coverage provisions t...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call your Senators TODAY! »
If you can't read this email, please view it online...
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report out of WA Discusses Birth Center Reimbursements »
Take a look at this report from Washington that sheds light on reimbursements for birth center births. WA_State_Report...
Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill Debate Continues in the House »
The White House said Tuesday the administration is talking to House lawmakers about possible changes to the GOP Obamacare...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Leaked Copy of the ACA Replacement Plan »
Leaked Copy of the ACA Replacement Plan What is being planned to replace the Affordable Care Act and how it might im...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are you satisfied with the way maternity health care is paid for? »
AABC submitted a proposal to the national working group on alternative payment models . Your birth center voi...
Thursday, February 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS wants to know if you have Medicaid concerns! »
CMS Meeting in response to letter from AABC, NACPM and ACNM about Medicaid MCO problems AABC, ACNM and NACPM represen...
Sunday, August 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tell Your Legislators about Barriers to Birth Center Care »
Are you tired of discriminatory practices against birth centers and midwives?  YES!  So, let's do something abou...
Thursday, June 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC Submits Comments to the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health & Human Services »
In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Registry CMS-9942-NC : Request for Information Reg...
Monday, May 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC Tells the FTC about Barriers to Birth Center Care »
In response to the Federal Trade commission’s (FTC) February 2014, Federal Register Notice entitled “ Examining Health Car...
Friday, April 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC Provides Women with Clear Facts about Water Birth Safety »
In response to the recent American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) opinion paper...
Friday, April 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTC and "Examining Health Care Competition" »
AABC submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission before their workshop in early March, 2014: "Examining Health Care...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Harkin Amendment and How it Affects Birth Centers »
This amendment was added to the Affordable Care Act by long time Iowa Senator, Tom Harkin (D), as a means to prevent again...
Monday, March 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Birth Centers Take Center Stage in Washington, DC »
WHAT'S HAPPENING: IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION A new Washington Post/Kaiser Health News article highlights problems with M...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Invite your elected officials to your birth center »
Congress and most state legislatures are now on a three week long recess until Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  It is essen...
Friday, September 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thank you! »
AB 1308 passes in the CA Senate and Assembly with unanimous support   Good News:  AB 1308 has passed! Thi...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
August is the ideal time to connect with your legislators »
Congress and most state legislatures are now on a month long recess until Labor Day. The dog days of August provide a grea...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Briefing Hails Cost Savings of Birth Centers »
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard hosted a congressional briefing on a newly released study by the Ame...
Thursday, January 31, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Study Shows Midwife-Led Birth Centers Improve Outcomes and Lower Health Care Costs »
As health care costs and the rate of cesarean births for expecting mothers have escalated over the past two decades in the...
Wednesday, February 8, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Birth Center Featured at Obama Administration's Announcement of the Strong Start Funding Initiative »
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius held a briefing at the DC Developing Families Center and Family Health & Birth Cent...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Recognizes Women's Health and Birth Center for Outstanding Care »
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Benchmar...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guaranteed Medicaid Payment for Birth Centers Signed Into Law by President Obama »
Birth Centers celebrate as the Health Care Reform Bill will guarantee facility fee payments to birth centers all over the...

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