Press Releases

Below are the most recent press releases from the American Hospital Association.


Dec 2, 2021
It is extremely unfortunate that Congress did not address pending significant Medicare reductions to hospitals and physicians in legislation funding the federal government.
Nov 22, 2021
Together, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA) and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a new television and digital ad campaign to thank health care workers during the holiday season.
Nov 19, 2021
The AHA supports many parts of the Build Back Better Act that would advance health in our nation’s communities.
Nov 4, 2021
Today’s vaccine mandate regulations set clear expectations, and streamline and simplify compliance requirements for health care providers. Importantly, they clarify that hospitals will need to comply with only the CMS rule, eliminating unnecessary complexity in implementing vaccine mandates.
Nov 4, 2021
Today we mourn the loss of 750,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19. This devastating milestone should serve as a reminder to everyone that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and still poses a major threat to our society, particularly to the unvaccinated.
Nov 2, 2021
AHA statement on 2022 OPPS and PFS final rules from Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes.
Oct 12, 2021
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association shows a range of partnerships, mergers and acquisitions can be an important tool for keeping financially struggling hospitals open and preserving access to care, among other key benefits.
Sep 30, 2021
The No Surprises Act was an important step forward in protecting patients from surprise medical bills. Hospitals and health systems strongly support these protections and the balanced approach Congress chose to resolve disputes.
Sep 29, 2021
We applaud the recent actions of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing access to a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for nurses, physicians and others working in health care settings. We support every effort to protect the health and safety of those who are at higher risk for infection due to potential occupational exposure.
Sep 24, 2021
The FDA and CDC’s recent booster shot policy decisions are important steps toward ending COVID-19. The FDA and CDC’s review further confirms the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, and underscores why hospitals and health systems have worked so hard to vaccinate their staff and communities.