Legislative

Dec 13, 2018
Congress yesterday passed a farm bill conference report that authorizes assistance for rural hospitals to refinance a debt obligation as an eligible loan or loan guarantee if the assistance would help preserve access to health services in a rural community and meaningfully improve the financial…
Dec 11, 2018
The House of Representatives today passed AHA-supported legislation (H.R. 1318) that would provide funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions.
Nov 14, 2018
AHA today joined more than 80 organizations in urging House and Senate leaders to bring H.R. 1318/S. 1112 to the floor for a vote before yearend. The AHA-supported legislation would provide federal funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal…
Oct 3, 2018
The Senate today passed by a vote of 98-1 the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the final House and Senate agreement on legislation to address the opioid crisis. Approved by the House last week, the legislation includes an AHA-supported provision that would allow states to receive federal…
Sep 19, 2018
More than 100 organizations, including the AHA, yesterday urged House and Senate leaders to include the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (H.R. 6082) in the final agreement on opioid legislation.
Sep 18, 2018
The Senate Sept. 17 passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act, a substitute amendment to the House-passed opioid package (H.R. 6).
Sep 14, 2018
The House and Senate conference committee yesterday approved legislation that would provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until…
May 23, 2019
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) May 23 released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan discussion draft legislation focused on reducing health care costs.
May 23, 2019
Reps. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, yesterday introduced a House companion to AHA-supported legislation that would improve and extend the Conrad State 30 program until 2021.
May 22, 2019
The House Budget Committee today held a hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s recent report on key design components and considerations for policymakers interested in establishing a single-payer system.