Talking Points

These are all the American Hospital Associations advocacy and policy talking points documents.

May 2, 2022
Patient safety is always the number one priority. Nurses need to be empowered with flexibility to determine appropriate staffing for the needs of their patients.
Jan 19, 2022
A recent opinion video in The New York Times presents a distorted view about the workforce challenges facing hospitals and health systems as they continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The following messages may be helpful in responding to questions you receive about the video or when talking…
Nov 15, 2021
Hospitals and health systems oppose Section 30608 of the Build Back Better Act, (H.R. 5376), which would impose a 12.5% cut in Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) to states that have not expanded Medicaid. Specifically, in the current version of the bill, the 12 states that failed to…
Nov 18, 2020
This document requests action to spur Congress to fully reinstate June reporting requirements for the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund during its ‘lame-duck session.’
Feb 14, 2020
Overall Talking Points on Surprise Billing Solutions: Patients should be protected from surprise bills. They should not be balance billed for emergency services or for out-of-network services obtained in any in network facility when they reasonably could have assumed that the providers were in-…
Dec 4, 2019
These talking points are intended to help understand and explain why the hospital field has filed the lawsuit challenging the Centers for Medicare…
Oct 4, 2019
In an era of skyrocketing drug prices, the 340B drug pricing program is helping to ensure access to care for vulnerable patients and communities across the nation. For more than 25 years, 340B has been critical in helping hospitals expand access to comprehensive health services, including…
Jun 14, 2019
AHA talking points on surprise medical billing and the major provisions of three bills pending before Congress.