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AHA Annual Membership Meeting 2024 Advocacy Messages Card

America’s hospitals and health systems provide high-quality care to all patients in every community across the country.

However, hospitals and health systems continue to face unprecedented challenges, including workforce shortages, soaring costs of providing care, severe underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid, and overwhelming regulatory burdens. These challenges are jeopardizing patients’ access to 24/7 care and services.

Your mission on Capitol Hill is to urge Congress to:

  1. Reject funding cuts and extend key policies to ensure patients’ access to care.
  2. Support and strengthen the health care workforce.
  3. Hold commercial insurers accountable for practices that delay, deny and disrupt care.
  4. Bolster support to enhance cybersecurity of hospitals and the entire health care system.

Resources on Key Advocacy Issues

Get up to speed on the issues in which AHA is engaged, due to their significant impact on hospitals and health systems.


Learn about AHA's PAC

The AHA Political Action Committee (AHAPAC) allows eligible hospital leaders to make voluntary donations toward the support of federal candidates of both political parties who support the hospital policy agenda. AHAPAC is bipartisan, working with state hospital associations and others.

For more information, please email .

Learn more about AHAPAC
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Join an Alliance

AHA Advocacy Alliance were created to help you engage your legislators on specific issues that have a direct impact on your ability to continue providing quality health services in your community. Alliance activities include special briefing calls and emails to keep members up-to-date on key developments, breakout sessions at AHA Advocacy Days, direct member outreach and other issue-specific resources.

Register for an alliance
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Support the Coalition to Strengthen America’s Health Care

The Coalition to Strengthen America’s Health Care was formed to protect access to the best quality health care for all Americans. We are a community of more than one million people who recognize the important role hospitals play in communities all over America, and advocate on their behalf to elected officials in Washington who too-often put funding for paitent care on chopping block.

Read about the Coalition
The AHA Advocacy Alliance for the 340B Program focuses primarily on promoting the value that the 340B program provides to hospitals, patients and communities, as well as preventing attempts to scale back this program. For more information, click here.
Building on the AHA's extensive work on behalf of small and rural hospitals, this alliance focuses on extending key Medicare provisions that would otherwise sunset, including the low-volume hospital payment adjustment, the Medicare-Dependent Hospital Program, Section 508 reclassifications and the outpatient hold harmless. In addition, the alliance will continue to work to protect Critical Access Hospitals and other rural hospital designations.
The Site-neutral Advocacy Alliance focuses on ensuring adequate payment for the higher level of care capability that hospitals provide in the outpatient setting and for post-acute care providers. It also monitors payment reduction proposals for other care sites.