Special Bulletin

Mar 6, 2021
The Senate today voted 50-49 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems. It is our understanding there may be some additional text changes to the bill…
Mar 3, 2021
Senate Democrats today are expected to release their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill and begin debate with the hopes of passing it in the next few days under “budget reconciliation,” which allows the measure to pass with a simple majority, instead of the 60 votes required for most legislation.
Feb 27, 2021
The House of Representatives early this morning voted 219-212 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and…
Feb 23, 2021
The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care, of which the AHA is a founding member, today launched a new TV ad urging Congress to provide critical resources to help hospitals and health systems as they continue the battle against COVID-19.
Feb 22, 2021
The AHA Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 12-1 p.m. ET will host an all-member advocacy virtual event in which AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Tom Nickels, and Executive Vice President-designate Stacey Hughes will provide the latest insight…
Feb 16, 2021
The AHA today released its 2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda, highlighting the association’s top legislative and policy priorities for the year in support of hospitals and health systems in rural communities. The AHA already released a list of actions needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic so this…
Feb 16, 2021
The AHA Feb. 23 from 12-1 p.m. ET will host an all-member advocacy virtual event in which AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Tom Nickels, and Executive Vice President-designate Stacey Hughes will provide the latest insight on COVID…
Feb 5, 2021
The House and Senate this week are working to pass a final version of the budget resolution for fiscal year 2021, giving Congress an additional legislative tool to pass COVID-19 relief legislation that enacts President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
Feb 4, 2021
The AHA today is launching PowerPlay, a new on-demand series that connects AHA members to major players in policy, politics and science in a new Administration and new Congress. Health care leaders have less time and more to do, and these exclusive virtual events were created to deliver timely…