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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 »

Sustain Essential Hospitals Now and for Future Public Health Emergencies
Safety Net Hospitals Need Targeted COVID-19 Relief

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 »

Inflation Reduction Act: An Analysis for Essential Hospitals
CMS Issues FY 2023 IPPS Final Rule
CY 2023 OPPS Rule Includes 340B, Site-Neutral, and Quality Proposals

State Action

In recent years, a significant amount of policymaking activity has shifted from a federal to state focus. This trend likely will continue as the Trump administration makes state flexibility a cornerstone of its policymaking initiatives. Against this backdrop, America’s Essential Hospitals is tracking state health policy topics and trends relevant to essential hospitals and the people and communities they serve.

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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: Bill to Fund Government Sees Progress, but Obstacles Remain

Our PAC

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

Policy Assembly

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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: Urge Your Representatives to Cosponsor SAVE Act

America’s Essential Hospitals asks that you urge your U.S. House lawmakers to cosponsor the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961), legislation that would protect caregivers from workplace violence.

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Federal Action Network

The Federal Action Network (FAN) is a community that connects essential hospital advocates with other professionals interested in federal politics and policymaking. FAN offers advocates the opportunity to enhance their engagement with the legislative and regulatory issues that matter most to their hospitals.

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Resource Center

America’s Essential Hospitals regularly compiles resource pages to inform our members and other stakeholders about timely issues such as COVID-19, immigration, the opioid crisis, IT security, and more.

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