Legislative

Apr 17, 2018
Leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today introduced bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis, which the committee will mark up on April 24. The legislation follows seven committee hearings on the issue, the latest on a discussion draft of the bill. Like…
Apr 12, 2018
The AHA today urged the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to incorporate into its bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department Act (S. 2516). Introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV),…
Apr 10, 2018
As the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to craft comprehensive legislation to address the nation’s opioid epidemic, AHA today urged the committee to report legislation to align 42 CFR Part 2 with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. “Congress must amend this law,…
Apr 18, 2018
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) today introduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act, legislation that would provide $100 billion in federal funding over 10 years to help states and communities address the opioid crisis. The bill is modeled on the Ryan…
Apr 13, 2018
The New Jersey legislature yesterday passed legislation to increase transparency in out-of-network health care services and create an arbitration system to resolve related billing disputes, sending it to the governor for his signature. “It’s a good day when a diverse group of individuals and…
Apr 11, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held a hearing on a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis, which the committee will mark up on April 24. According to a committee summary, the Opioid Crisis Response Act would allow the Food and…
Apr 11, 2018
President Trump yesterday issued an executive order directing the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies to review their public assistance programs to determine whether enforcement of a work requirement would be consistent with federal law and certain “principles of…
Apr 11, 2018
The California Hospital Association strongly urged the state legislature yesterday to reject a bill that would cut payments to hospitals, doctors and other providers through a unilateral rate-setting government commission. “This bill is a recipe for disaster,” said CHA President and CEO Carmela…
Apr 10, 2018
AHA reiterates support for legislation to align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA.
Apr 5, 2018
The leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee last night released a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis, and announced an April 11 hearing on the bill with the goal of marking up legislation this spring. According to a committee…