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Hospital association leaders push members to educate patients about exchanges
Modern Healthcare

With open enrollment on the public exchanges starting in 15 days, the leaders of the nation’s major hospital associations Monday urged their members to do all they can to help patients learn about the health reform law’s insurance coverage options. People will enroll in coverage only if they understand what’s available to them and how they can access it, American Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said at the start of an hourlong webcast.

Umbdenstock hosted the session along with Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, and Chip Kahn, president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals.