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.


Apr 2, 2019
American Hospital Association Statement Before Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions
Mar 7, 2019
AHA Statement Before the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Exploring the Effects of Consolidation and Anticompetitive Conduct in Health Care Markets
Oct 3, 2018
Testimony for House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, October 11, 2017.
Oct 3, 2018
Testimony of Dr. Charles Daniels House Energy and Commerce Committee 340B Oversight Hearing, July 11, 2018.
Sep 25, 2018
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input regarding action Congress can take to maintain access to quality, affordable health care in rural communities.
Jul 26, 2018
Statement of the American Hospital Association before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives providing input on the implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, which is part of the Quality Payment Program mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Jul 18, 2018
AHA statement before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health regarding "Modernizing Stark Law to Ensure the Successful Transition from Volume to Value in the Medicare Program."
Jul 18, 2018
AHA testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding cybersecurity threats facing hospitals, health systems and the health care field. 
Jul 17, 2018
AHA statement before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Reducing Health Care Costs: Eliminating Excess Health Care Spending and Improving Quality and Value for Patients.”
Jul 17, 2018
AHA statement before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: Realizing the Benefits of Rural Broadband: Challenges and Solutions.