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Action Updates

America’s Essential Hospitals provides detailed updates on policy and advocacy issues for our members. View our most recent Action Updates below or browse the archive »

House Committees Pass ACA Repeal and Replace Bills
House Releases Bill To Repeal and Replace ACA

On the Hill

On the Hill is your weekly must-read for essential hospital issues and events on Capitol Hill. Read this week’s issue below or browse the archive »

On the Hill: House To Vote on ACA Repeal

Policy Assembly

Held in the spring and fall each year in Washington, D.C., Policy Assembly explores the legislative and regulatory outlook for essential hospitals and brings members to Capitol Hill to advocate for vulnerable patients.

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Government Relations Academy

The Government Relations Academy is a nine-month course designed to help government relations professionals at essential hospitals take their advocacy and communications skills to a new level.

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Action Alert: Tell Your House Members to Vote No on AHCA

This legislation is moving with unusual speed and could reach the Senate floor as early as next week if it wins House approval Thursday.

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Register Today for VITAL2017, Our Annual Meeting

In an uncertain world, find the answers and connections you need at VITAL2017, June 21 - 23, in Chicago. Join hundreds of hospital leaders this year as we explore key policy and practice issues, including alternative payment models, behavioral and population health, and quality improvement.

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340B Guidance:
When a Patient Is Not a Patient

Proposed 340B "mega-guidance" would harm patient access to vital drugs — this infographic explains how.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

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