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.

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May 6, 2019
The AHA today expressed support for the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (H.R.1767/S. 824), bipartisan legislation that would renew and expand an innovative demonstration program that expands access to treatment of mental illnesses and substance use disorders through community-based clinics.
May 6, 2019
The AHA supports the administration’s goal of expanding access to coverage and increasing competition between health plans, but does not believe that efforts to facilitate the sale of insurance across state lines “will achieve either of those goals in a meaningful way,” the association said today, responding to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services request for input on how to enhance insurers’ ability to sell individual health insurance across state lines.
May 2, 2019
AHA letter to Senator Richard J. Durbin expressing support of provisions of legislation, S. 916, the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA’s) Act.
May 2, 2019
AHA letter to Representative Robin L. Kelly expressing support of provisions of legislation, H.R. 1897, the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA’s) Act.
May 1, 2019
AHA comments on the Joint Commission’s recently proposed standards for perinatal safety.
May 1, 2019
AHA letter to Representative Brad Schneider expressing support for legislation, H.R. 2439, the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019,
May 1, 2019
AHA urges the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to investigate thoroughly Centen
Apr 30, 2019
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to the goal of affordable, comprehensive health insurance for every American. However, “Medicare for All” is not the solution. Instead, we should build upon and improve our existing system to increase access to coverage and comprehensive health benefits.
Apr 17, 2019
AHA letter to Senator Richard J. Durbin expressing support for legislation, S.
Apr 12, 2019
AHA comments on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission’s  proposed recommendations related to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program.