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 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
Chairman Guthrie, Ranking Member Eshoo, and members of the Subcommittee, I am Ashley Thompson, senior vice president of public polic
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.
Apr 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 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.
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.
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.