America’s rural hospitals are committed to serving their communities and ensuring local access to high-quality, affordable health care. The AHA is working to ensure federal policies and regulations are updated for 21st century innovation and care delivery, and new resources are invested in rural communities to protect access.
On this page, you can find our most up to date rural advocacy agenda, our rural report, the latest AHA regulatory advisories, comment letters, fact sheets and more.
2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda
View and download the 2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda here.
AHA-Supported Bill Would Fix Medicare ACO Benchmarking Flaw, June 15, 2021
Rural Health Special Message: HHS Announces Funding for Rural COVID-19 Response, June 9, 2021
Rural Health Special Message: HHS Announces Funding for Rural COVID-19 Response, June 8, 2021 here.
Final Recommendations: Future of Rural Health Care Task Force, May 2021
View and download the Final Recommendations Future Of Rural Health Care Task Force, May 2021 here.
Rural Health Special Bulletin; March 11, 2021
View and download the Rural Health Special Bulletin here.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Provisions to Help Rural Hospitals
View and download the CARES Fact Sheet here.