Fact Sheets

Jun 8, 2021
Some employers are moving away from offering traditional coverage with a provider network and instead are using reference-based pricing for some or all of services they cover. Under reference-based pricing, the employer (supported by a third party administrator [TPA] or other vendor) pays a set a…
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize funding for the infrastructure that supports rural hospitals and the communities they serve. Key areas of investment include physical infrastructure and “right-sizing,” capacity to enable digital health, workforce support and access…
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize funding for the infrastructure that supports the behavioral health needs of the country. These investments will not only help to stymie the wave of unmet demand for behavioral health services that has been growing for decades, but…
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize funding for America’s hospital infrastructure. These investments are critical to ensuring the long-term sustainability and viability of hospitals, and maintaining access to high quality, safe and environmentally sustainable health…
May 27, 2021
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.
May 27, 2021
Over the past decade, groundbreaking technological advancements have paved the way for new, more effective ways to deliver care, yet many hospitals lack the physical capacity and skilled workforce to utilize these new tools. That is why it is imperative that Congress invest in America’s hospitals…
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to take steps to strengthen the nation’s medical supply chain. America’s hospitals and health systems rely on the efficient and timely delivery of supplies so they in turn can deliver safe and effective care, especially in times of emergency. We…
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize investment in broadband, telehealth and cybersecurity to ensure all patients have secure, sustained, equitable access to care using digital and information technologies. Hospitals, health systems and government agencies also require…
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to make a substantial investment of at least $58 billion in improving hospital and health system resilience against the growing threats posed by extreme weather, seismic events, wildfires and novel pathogens.
May 25, 2021
The mission of each and every hospital in America is to serve the health care needs of the people in its community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But, hospitals’ work is made more difficult by our fragmented health care system — a system that leaves millions of people unable to afford the…