Making Healthcare More Affordable

May 2, 2022
On Thursday, May 5, we expect the RAND Corporation to release the fourth version of its National Hospital Price Transparency Study, an employer-led initiative intended to measure and report publicly the prices paid for care at the hospital and service-line level. The AHA is taking a number of steps…
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…
Feb 15, 2022
The American Hospital Association in 2022 will continue to work with Congress and the Administration to focus on providing relief, ensuring a necessary recovery and rebuilding a better health care system for the future. We need to address ongoing challenges that have been further exacerbated during…
Feb 4, 2022
The AHA today responded to a request for information on design considerations for legislation to make health care more affordable, released last month by a House Republican task force led by Reps. Kevin Hern, R-Okla.; Rick Allen, R-Ga.; and Victoria Spartz, R-Ind.
Oct 29, 2021
Affordable health care ranks among the top concerns for many Americans. It’s a concern that hospitals and health systems fully share … and we have been working hard to address.
Oct 25, 2021
Hospitals and health systems work hard every day to make care more cost-effective and efficient for their patients, at the same time that they are caring for the nation’s most complex and resource-intensive patients. This has been especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic as hospitals and health…
Sep 30, 2021
Our shared focus with Congress and Administration is on providing relief from the pandemic, ensuring a smooth recovery, and rebuilding a better health care system for the future. The American Hospital Association continues to incorporate principles that promote improved affordability, value, and…
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Framing Value & Affordability

Jun 15, 2021
The Value Initiative is creating resources to frame the issues of value and affordability. Hospitals can use these resources to initiate conversations with stakeholders in their communities.
Feb 10, 2021
To improve Americans’ access to care, stop the COVID-19 pandemic and advance health equity, AHA and seven other national organizations voiced support for six principles to make health coverage more available and affordable.