Letters

Throughout the year, the AHA comments on a vast number of proposed and interim final rules put forth by the federal regulatory agencies. In addition, AHA communicates with federal legislators to convey the hospital field's position on potential legislative changes that would impact patients and patient care. Below are the most recent letters from the AHA to these bodies.

Latest

May 29, 2020
AHA letter to Rep. Eshoo expressing support of the Health Care Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act, which proposes improvements to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Health Care Program.
May 29, 2020
AHA Expresses Support for the Health Care Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act, which proposes improvements to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Health Care Program.
May 28, 2020
AHA provides the House Education and Labor Committee with information on actions taken by hospitals and health systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Request for Information regarding maternal and infant health care in rural communities.
May 26, 2020
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinical partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups, the American Hospital Association (AHA) writes in support of your legislation, H.R. 6886, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020.
May 22, 2020
Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital letter to rural executive members regarding a digital community for rural hospital executives. 
May 21, 2020
The AHA urges leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to support a number of issues important to hospitals and health systems as they consider funding for health care programs for fiscal year 2021.
May 20, 2020
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s upcoming meeting regarding the use of the Defense Production Act’s voluntary agreement clause (Section 708) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 15, 2020
The AHA urges each of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, in their respective capacities as the primary federal regulator for insured depository institutions, to take prompt action to assist health care providers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic should the need to do so arise.