Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, standing in front of the AHA seal and a United States flag.

Sep 15, 2023
Hospitals are places of healing, health and hope. They strive to create safe spaces for the patients and communities they serve and the dedicated team members who work there each and every day.
Sep 8, 2023
With only 11 days that the House and Senate are in session together before the fiscal year concludes, much of the attention in Washington is on how Congress will fund the government and whether there will be a government shutdown.
Aug 18, 2023
Fair competition has always been the driving principle of our nation’s economy. This includes health care, and it’s the reason the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act, more commonly known as the “Stark Law,” has been on the books for decades to protect the Medicare program from the inherent conflict of…
Aug 11, 2023
Trends in health insurance coverage are driving an increase in medical debt: these include inadequate enrollment in comprehensive health care coverage and high-deductible and skinny health plans that intentionally push more costs onto patients.
Aug 4, 2023
For years, many commercial health insurers treated coverage for mental health or substance use disorders (SUD) very differently than for medical and surgical benefits.
Jul 28, 2023
Legislators need to be aware of the work that hospitals and health systems do now more than ever because the House and Senate are considering so-called site-neutral legislation that would further reduce Medicare funding for patient services provided by hospitals.
Jul 21, 2023
In recent years, the dedication to innovation has been fueled in part by advancements in technology. Patients right now — and in the future — can expect more care delivery that is driven by 3D modeling; predictive analytics; advanced robotics for surgeries and treatments; and personalized therapies…
Jul 14, 2023
Many commercial health insurance policies and practices often disrupt, delay and deny medically necessary care to patients.
Jul 7, 2023
The late American economist and author Peter Drucker observed that "management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." That’s never been truer than in health care right now. Every day leaders face many serious challenges at once and make difficult decisions that will impact…
Jun 30, 2023
On Tuesday, we will celebrate the 247th birthday of the United States. Many people will do so with picnics, barbeques, fireworks and other hallmarks of our Fourth of July celebrations.