Legislative

Sep 30, 2022
The House today voted 230-201 to pass a continuing resolution extending current federal funding levels for health care and other programs through Dec. 16. The Senate approved the measure yesterday. Current government funding expires at midnight tonight.
Sep 29, 2022
The House today passed legislation that would suspend through 2022 tariffs on certain infant formula base powders used to make infant formula in the United States.
Sep 29, 2022
The Senate today voted 72-25 to pass and send to the House a continuing resolution that would extend current federal funding levels for health care and other programs through Dec. 16.
Sep 28, 2022
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals urged Congress to oppose H.R.1330/S.4130 and any other legislation that would repeal or weaken current law limiting self-referral to physician-owned hospitals.
Sep 22, 2022
The Senate Finance Committee today released a discussion draft of legislation to expand the mental health workforce.
Sep 20, 2022
UnitedHealth Group may proceed with its proposal to acquire Change Healthcare, a federal district judge ruled yesterday. The Department of Justice, joined by Minnesota and New York, this year challenged the proposed merger, alleging that the $13 billion transaction would harm competition in…
Sep 20, 2022
The AHA and American Medical Association today moved to dismiss their challenge to the federal government’s September 2021 interim final rule governing the No Surprises Act’s independent dispute resolution process. 
Sep 7, 2022
The American Hospital Association today released a new report highlighting the variety of causes that resulted in 136 rural hospital closures from 2010 to 2021, and a record 19 closures in 2020 alone.
Aug 15, 2022
Like individuals and families across America, hospitals and health systems are dealing with the difficult challenges of high inflation and ongoing effects of the pandemic.
Aug 8, 2022
The Senate yesterday voted 51-50 to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), a roughly $700 billion social spending package that includes health care, climate change and tax provisions.