Advocacy

Jan 31, 2018
America’s hospitals and health systems are shaping our future to fulfill our vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.
To reach that vision, the AHA and our members are committed to: Coverage and access for all; High-value care; Patients, families and other stakeholders being involved as partners; Well-being and prevention; and Providing services in a coordinated, seamless manner. For 2018, we have…
Dec 11, 2017
Working with Congress Tips for building a strong relationship with your elected officials. Ethics of Lobbying AHA, legal, congressional, and other resources on the ethics of lobbying. Legal Guidelines For Election-Related Activity Guidelines for activity related to elections.  
May 30, 2017
Small or Rural Update Summer 2017 Edition (PDF Version) The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a tireless advocate working to ensure that the unique needs of our 2,000 plus rural hospital members are a national priority. This issue of the Small or Rural Update discusses Congress’ activity…
May 22, 2017
Hospitals and health systems are transforming the way health care is delivered in their communities, working with other providers and community leaders to build a continuum of care to make sure every individual gets the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.
In order to continue this transformation, and to provide patients with the access to care they need and expect, hospitals need a supportive and modernized public policy environment. In 2017, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is working with Congress, the Administration, the courts and…
Jan 23, 2012
RULEMAKING AND REGULATORY POLICY Medicare policy changes and payment adjustments often have significant and problematic consequences for rural providers. AHA is sensitive to the administrative burden and cost created by rules that fail to consider the unique circumstances of small or rural…