Affordability Advocacy Agenda

The American Hospital Association continues to incorporate principles that promote improved value into our ongoing policy and advocacy activities.

Individuals, employers, government and payers are seeking greater value for their health care dollars. Concerns
around the affordability of health care will only grow as overall health care spending continues to rise to meet the
needs of an aging America.

America’s hospitals and health systems understand – and share – consumer’s concerns, and are working hard to
advance affordability by transforming the way health care is delivered in our communities. We are redesigning
the delivery system, improving quality and outcomes, managing risk and exploring new payment models, and
implementing operational solutions to improve patient outcomes and efficiency. But we cannot do it alone. It will
take a real effort by everyone involved – insurers, drug companies, hospitals, device makers, physicians, nurses,
other providers, employers and individuals. Importantly, it also will take changes in public policy.

In order to make health care more affordable, the AHA is working with Congress, the Administration, the courts
and other agencies to push forward our strategic commitments toward: access, health, innovation, affordability
and the individual as a partner. Below are some of our key advocacy initiatives to improve the affordability and
value of health care.

Read more.

Related Resources

Advancing Health Podcast
Access to potentially life-saving mammograms is more difficult for women who face with social determinants of health such as low-income, lack of transportation…
Advancing Health Podcast
Joining us today for part 3 of the podcast series is Robyn Begley, CEO of American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), and CNO at the AHA, in…
Other Resources
About Project TRANSFORM Prisma health-Upstate, University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville and Clemson University School of Nursing have…
Fact Sheets
The Issue: Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act requires pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in Medicaid to sell outpatient drugs at…
Advancing Health Podcast
Joining us today for part 2 of the podcast series is Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice President of Physician Alliance at the AHA, in conversation with Dr. Chris…
Fact Sheets
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,…