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Feb 2, 2021
PowerPlay is AHA’s on-demand series that connects you to major players in policy, politics and science in a new Administration and new Congress. You have less time and more to do, and these exclusive virtual events were created to deliver timely insights that only AHA can bring, on your schedule.
May 19, 2021
In a statement submitted to the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing today on COVID-19 health care flexibilities, AHA urged Congress and the administration to make permanent certain health care flexibilities granted for the COVID-19 public health emergency that have enhanced the patient…
May 19, 2021
At a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights hearing examining the benefits health systems provide to communities, AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., emphasized that the pandemic clearly demonstrated the benefits that integration provides to respond to…
May 14, 2021
AHA voiced support for the Technical Reset to Advance the Instruction of Nurses Act (S.1568), bipartisan legislation that would prevent a Medicare payment error from affecting nursing and allied health education programs and direct graduate medical education. 
May 11, 2021
This episode of PowerPlay InFocus tackles top questions regarding antitrust in the hospital sector and features a conversation between Melinda Reid Hatton, AHA general counsel; Debbie Feinstein, partner at Arnold…
May 10, 2021
The AHA urged the Census Bureau to continue to distinguish between different types of urban areas.
May 6, 2021
On May 5, Dr. James Madara, the AMA’s chief executive officer and executive vice president spoke with AHA’s Rick Pollack, president and chief executive officer, about prioritizing medical justice to address health equity, health care post-pandemic and strategies to increase the numbers of people…
May 5, 2021
AHA voiced support for the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (H.R. 2255/S. 1024), bipartisan legislation that would expedite the visa authorization process for qualified international nurses to support hospitals facing staffing shortages. 
Apr 28, 2021
President Biden unveiled a $1.8 trillion legislative proposal for tax reforms and investments to support American families and workers.