AHA statement on legislative proposals that are to be considered before the Energy and Commerce Committee on May 24.
Every day, AHA staff take to Capitol Hill to tell the hospital story, working to educate Congress on key issues and the field’s concerns. We also advocate with federal regulators, provide expert testimony, and highlight the impact proposed changes could have and suggest alternative solutions. Below are the most recent statements the AHA has submitted for the record for congressional hearings or agency panels.
May 17, 2023
AHA statement for the record to the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health to provide the hospital perspective on how hospital mergers and acquisitions can expand and preserve access to quality care.
May 17, 2023
AHA Statement to Senate Subcommittee on Medicare Advantage Delays and Denials
May 17, 2023
AHA shares hospital field’s comments on legislative proposals that are to be considered before the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on May 17.
May 17, 2023
AHA statement for the record as the Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Health Care examines obstacles and opportunities to improve health care access in rural communities.
AHA House Testimony on VHA Recruitment and Retention: Is Bureaucracy Holding Back a Quality Workforce?May 17, 2023
Testimony of the American Hospital Association
May 16, 2023
Hospitals and health systems are committed to empowering patients with all the information they need to live their healthiest lives. This includes ensuring they have access to accurate price information when seeking care.
Apr 26, 2023
Tax-exempt hospitals have special obligations to their communities in exchange for that privilege. They report the amounts they spend on community benefits yearly and conduct a community needs assessment at least every three years. There is no doubt that these hospitals both meet and exceed any requirements and expectations that attach to the privilege of tax exemption.
AHA Statement for Committee on Education & the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, & PensionsApr 26, 2023
The AHA and its members are committed to promoting affordability and value to advance the health of our patients. Given the hearing’s focus of reducing health care costs, we provide comments on a number of policies aimed at increasing access to quality care at reduced costs.
Apr 26, 2023
Chairman Guthrie, Ranking Member Eshoo, and members of the Subcommittee, I am Ashley Thompson, senior vice president of public polic
Apr 19, 2023
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide the subcommittee with information for its hearing on Examining Existing Federal Programs to Build a Stronger Health Workforce and Improve Primary Care.
Mar 28, 2023
AHA Statement before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding Lowering Unaffordable Costs: Examining Transparency and Competition in Health Care.
Feb 15, 2023
AHA's statement before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding health care workforce shortages.
AHA Senate Statement on Flatlining Care: Why Immigrants Are Crucial to Bolstering Our Health Care Workforce”Sep 14, 2022
AHA statement for the record as the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety of the Committee on the Judiciary examines the importance of improving the immigration process in order to help alleviate America’s health care workforce shortage.
AHA Senate Statement: “Prescription Drug Price Inflation: An Urgent Need to Lower Drug Prices in Medicare”Mar 16, 2022
AHA shares proposals to lower Medicare drug prices with congress.
Feb 17, 2022
America’s hospitals and health systems play a central role in delivering health care in this country and are committed to the goal of affordable, comprehensive health coverage for every American. We believe we should build upon and improve our existing system to increase access to coverage of comprehensive health benefits.
AHA Senate Statement: “Protecting Youth Mental Health: Part II - Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Care”Feb 15, 2022
Statement of the American Hospital Association to the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate
AHA Senate Statement: Recruiting, Revitalizing & Diversifying: Examining the Health Care Workforce ShortageFeb 10, 2022
Statement of the American Hospital Association to the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety of the
Feb 3, 2022
AHA statement submitted to the House Ways and Means for a hearing on the nation’s mental health crisis.
Feb 2, 2022
the American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the opportunity to submit for the record our comments regarding concerns about anticompetitive conduct on the part of health care staffing agencies, some of which have been exploiting the severe shortage of health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.