Nov 30, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday awarded public health departments $3.14 billion over five years to recruit, retain and train public health workers and improve their data, systems and processes.
Sep 15, 2022
The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on preparing the nation’s health care infrastructure for climate change.
Jun 17, 2022
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize funding for the infrastructure that supports the health care workforce needs of the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future.
Dec 17, 2021
This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—authored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA)—provides an overview of Russian state-sponsored cyber operations; commonly observed tactics, techniques, and…
Nov 18, 2021
The House of Representatives today voted to pass a modified version of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), a roughly $1.75 trillion social spending package that includes many health care provisions. The bill, which is being considered under reconciliation procedures, is likely to undergo…
Nov 15, 2021
Please contact your representatives today and urge them to make a number of changes to the Build Back Better Act (H.R.5376) to support patients and communities and the hospitals and health systems that care for them. Specifically, we are asking House lawmakers to eliminate punitive Medicaid…
Nov 15, 2021
Hospitals and health systems oppose Section 30608 of the Build Back Better Act, (H.R. 5376), which would impose a 12.5% cut in Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) to states that have not expanded Medicaid. Specifically, in the current version of the bill, the 12 states that failed to…
Nov 8, 2021
The House late Friday voted 228 to 206 to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — legislation passed by the Senate in August that includes funding for broadband internet deployment, equity and affordability, as well as investments to improve federal coordination and assistance with…
Nov 5, 2021
The following are highlights of provisions included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that may affect hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve.