Health care coverage is vitally important to working Americans and their families. We ask Congress to protect our patients, and find ways to maintain coverage for as many Americans as possible.
1. Protect Coverage: Coverage is vital, particularly for working Americans, a disproportionately high number of whom are served by rural hospitals struggling to contain an insidious drug epidemic.
2. Give States Flexibility: Provide flexibility to the states to expand coverage, and create innovative financing and delivery models to improve care.
3. Restore Resources for Hospital Services: The legislation repeals much of the funding currently dedicated to provide coverage in the future. If coverage is not maintained at the current level, those resources need to be returned to hospitals and health systems in order to provide services to what will likely be an increased number of uninsured Americans.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.