Advocacy & Public Policy

Nov 13, 2020
Two recent reports by the Health Care Cost Institute appear to use an oversimplified analytic approach and draw overly broad conclusions about price variation and price growth variation, writes Aaron Wesolowski, AHA’s vice president for policy research, analytics and strategy.
Nov 13, 2020
In two recent reports, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) appears to use oversimplified analytic approach and draws overly broad conclusions about price variation and price growth variation. Their analysis does not address many of the key factors that can contribute to price variation and growth…
Nov 10, 2020
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last year ruled the ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional and sent the case back to the district court in Texas for the judge to determine which of the law's provisions could survive without the mandate. The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral argument in the…
Nov 10, 2020
The Drug Enforcement Administration published an interim final rule expanding access to medication-assisted treatment under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act of 2018.
Nov 10, 2020
Congress is back in Washington, D.C., for its “lame-duck” session, in which lawmakers will take up pressing, end-of-year business. Funding for the federal government, as well as other key health care provisions, are set to expire Dec. 11. It is imperative that we work to ensure that hospitals and…
Nov 9, 2020
AHA will provide live coverage and analysis of the Nov. 10 U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in the latest challenge of the Affordable Care Act.
Nov 7, 2020
Statement on the 2020 Election. This remarkable year has tested our nation, our economy, our health care system — and most recently — our sacred democratic form of government. Now, after Americans spoke out by ballot in record numbers, the media has reported that the election has been called for…
Nov 5, 2020
The AHA Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. ET will host an all-member live virtual advocacy event.
Nov 3, 2020
A federal judge in Illinois ruled the Department of Homeland Security’s public charge rule was invalid because it violated the Administrative Procedure Act.