Talking Points

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

Sep 14, 2023
Hospitals and health systems are continuously dedicated to patient safety and delivering high-quality and equitable care to all their patients. Health care workers' crucial life-saving roles have never been more evident, which is why their engagement, safety, protection, and well-being remain our…
Sep 12, 2023
For over three decades, the 340B Drug Pricing Program has enabled eligible hospitals that serve large numbers of low-income patients and other underserved populations to stretch scarce federal resources and provide more comprehensive care to their patients and communities as Congress intended.
Dec 5, 2022
The reality is that all of America’s hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and financial status stepped forward to provide essential care and keep communities safe during this historic pandemic.
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.’