The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee regarding actions Congress can take to maintain access to quality, affordable health care in rural communities. The HELP subcommittee hearing was held Sept. 25, 2018.
Rural hospitals are a crucial local access point for urgent medical services, primary care and prevention in their communities.
Challenges Facing Rural Communities and the Roadmap to Ensure Local Access to High-quality, Affordable Care
The American Hospital Association’s 2019 Public Policy Advocacy Agenda seeks to continue to positively influence the public policy environment for patients,…