Advocacy & Public Policy

Apr 5, 2019
The American Hospital Association’s 2019 Public Policy Advocacy Agenda seeks to continue to positively influence the public policy environment for patients, communities and the health care field. We will work hand in hand with our members; the state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations…
Mar 11, 2019
Patients should be confident in knowing that their hospital is their lifeline to access care in their community. The cuts proposed today raise serious concerns about how hospitals and health systems can ensure they serve as the safety net for their patients.
Mar 1, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration’s draft guidance on blood glucose monitoring test systems for prescription point-of-care use would appropriately improve the safety and efficacy of the devices while recognizing their vital role in hospitals and health systems, AHA said in comments submitted…
Mar 1, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued a warning letter to CanaRx, a company that contracts with employers to provide select prescription drugs to employees, for facilitating the distribution of unapproved and misbranded drugs.
Feb 15, 2019
Congress last night approved legislation providing discretionary funding for certain federal programs for fiscal year 2019, preventing a shutdown of those programs tonight when their current funding expires.
Feb 14, 2019
Earlier this month AHA released a blog post that pointed out numerous flaws in a recent Health Affairs study on hospital and physician prices between 2007 and 2014. We asked the respected economics consulting firm Charles River Associates to take an even closer at why the study’s findings are…