Sep 29, 2022
The House voted 220-205 today to pass legislation to hold employer-based health plans more accountable for improper denials of mental health and substance use benefits.
Sep 21, 2022
The House Ways and Means Committee today voted to advance to the full House bipartisan legislation (H.R. 8876) that would reauthorize the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and double annual funding for the program to $800 million over five years.
Apr 28, 2022
The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury have released three new resources to help Americans know their mental health coverage rights under federal law.
Feb 3, 2022
AHA statement submitted to the House Ways and Means for a hearing on the nation’s mental health crisis.
Nov 16, 2021
AHA’s Response to Senate Finance Committee’s Request for Information on Behavioral Health Care In the U.S.
Dec 1, 2020
Health care coverage is eroding for many Americans as some health insurers are restricting access to services through administrative barriers and inappropriately withholding reimbursement from providers. The American Hospital Association released this white paper to examine a number of these…
Jan 30, 2020
The American Hospital Association’s 2021 public policy advocacy agenda seeks to continue to positively influence the public policy environment for patients, communities and the health care field. We will work hand in hand with our members; the state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations…
Dec 19, 2019
The AHA participated today in a White House summit on transforming mental health treatment to combat homelessness, violence and substance abuse.
Dec 19, 2019
A federal appeals court Dec. 18 ruled the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, but it did not invalidate the entire law. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to the district court in Texas for the judge to “conduct a more searching inquiry” into which of…
Apr 25, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services this week released a plan to better coordinate federal and state efforts to enforce parity requirements under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and other federal laws.