AHA Statement on Congressional Hearings on Change Healthcare Cyberattack

Rick Pollack
President and CEO
American Hospital Association

May 1, 2024

The AHA welcomed the bipartisan scrutiny of the Change Healthcare cyberattack. Today’s hearings highlighted the real-world impact the most significant cyberattack to face the health care sector has had on so many patients, hospitals and health systems and other care providers nationwide.  

At these hearings, lawmakers made clear that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility for all parts of the health care sector. We completely agree. To protect the health care infrastructure we all depend on, it’s absolutely critical that third-party entities like Change Healthcare share in that responsibility. 

The hearings also rightly exposed the size and scope of UnitedHealth Group, the parent company of Change Healthcare, and how that has affected — and could further affect   — the delivery of health care for our nation. We believe this examination is long overdue.