Every day, AHA staff take to Capitol Hill to tell the hospital story, working to educate Congress on key issues and the field’s concerns. We also advocate with federal regulators, provide expert testimony, and highlight the impact proposed changes could have and suggest alternative solutions. Below are the most recent statements the AHA has submitted for the record for congressional hearings or agency panels.


May 27, 2020
AHA’s statement for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for the May 27, 2020 hearing, “The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.”
Dec 10, 2019
Statement  of the  American Hospital Association  for the  Committee on Energy and Commerce 
Jun 18, 2019
AHA testimony before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the Lower Health Care Costs Act.
May 22, 2019
AHA Statement before the House Committee on Budget on Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System
May 21, 2019
AHA testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health on Hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills
May 16, 2019
AHA statement before the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives on : Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis.
Apr 30, 2019
Statement of the American Hospital Association for the Committee on Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives
Apr 2, 2019
American Hospital Association Statement Before Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions