Initiatives/Campaigns

Aug 10, 2022
The goal of the Seizing the Conversation initiative is to balance the public narrative and better tell the hospital story. AHA is working to build a visible and consistent drumbeat of stories and examples that illustrate the crucial role hospitals and health systems play in their communities, as…
Oct 23, 2021
The American Hospital Association’s voluntary Patient Billing Guidelines outline how hospitals and health systems can best serve their patients and communities, and underscore their commitment to ensuring that conversations about financial obligations do not impede care, while recognizing that…
May 27, 2021
While your senators and representatives are in their home districts and states for the Memorial Day recess, please contact your lawmakers and urge them to prioritize hospitals and health systems in the infrastructure legislative package discussions.
Mar 23, 2021
The Senate is expect to soon consider bipartisan legislation introduced last week by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, that would prevent the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments, known as sequestration, from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health…
Mar 16, 2021
To spur lawmakers’ action on this issue, AHA is asking its members to urge their elected officials to support bills in the House and Senate that would extend the moratorium beyond April 1. It is critical that we gain bipartisan support for this effort, as it will require at least 60 votes to pass…
Feb 22, 2021
Congress is back in Washington, D.C., and its top focus will be passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation. The next few weeks will be critical to ensuring that Congress includes important provisions in the legislation to support hospitals and health systems and their…
Feb 8, 2021
Congress is discussing another COVID-19 relief package, one that would use its reconciliation process to approve legislation that could spur the nation’s health and economic recoveries from the ongoing pandemic. The following resources will aid AHA members’ efforts to advocate on behalf of…
Dec 17, 2020
As a physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, environmental services or food services worker or other health care professional, your example is one of the strongest health resources we have. When you get your COVID-19 vaccine, please consider sharing your story to help others understand the…