Access to Care in Vulnerable Communities

Nov 16, 2018
An estimated 28.5 million U.S. residents, or 8.8%, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first six months of 2018, according to preliminary data released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep 25, 2018
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department are likely to be poorer and have more severe chronic conditions than Medicare patients treated in an independent physician office, according to a study released today and prepared for the AHA.
Jun 2, 2021
Early in the pandemic, COVID-19 tests were shipped out of state, which lead to delays in patients receiving their results. In late March 2020, the OhioHealth Laboratory Services team developed the capability to run COVID-19 tests from around the system in our labs. A year later, over 500,000 tests…
Feb 25, 2021
During an AHA virtual briefing for lawmakers and staff, leaders from three health systems — One Brooklyn Health System, Grady Health System, and The Hospitals of Providence, part of Tenet Healthcare — discussed the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on communities of color and how their health…
Aug 4, 2020
AHA statement on the CY OPPS proposed rule from Executive Vice President Tom Nickels.
Mar 6, 2020
Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced AHA-supported legislation (S. 3399) that would renew for five years a demonstration project that tests new models of health care delivery for critical access hospitals in the most sparsely populated states.
Jan 9, 2020
A federal appeals court yesterday denied the administration’s request to reverse a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking a Department of Homeland Security rule that would limit the ability of legal immigrants to adjust or extend their immigration status or gain full citizenship based on their…
Dec 17, 2019
The Senate Judiciary Committee today held a hearing on “a whole-of-government approach” to tackling the opioid crisis.
Dec 6, 2019
The AHA today responded to a House Ways and Means Committee request for comments on priority topics as its Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force works to identify bipartisan policy options to improve care delivery and health outcomes in these communities.