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Our Positions

Want to know where we stand on advocacy issues important to essential hospitals? Read our most recent positions below or browse all our position papers »

Our View: Medicaid DSH is Critical to Patients
Our View: Senate Health Care Bill Would Devastate Health and Home for Millions

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 »

CMS Issues Final IPPS Rule for FY 2018
CMS Proposes Methodology for Oct. 1 Medicaid DSH Cuts

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: Senate Prepares Fall Health Care Agenda


Essential Hospitals Political Action Committee supports candidates for Congress who support essential hospitals. Learn more »

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: Sign Letter to Stop Medicaid DSH Cuts

Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment cuts cannot be justified. America's Essential Hospitals urges member CEOs to sign a letter asking Congress for a delay.

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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.