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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: Medicare Cuts Will Weaken 340B Program, Harm Low-Income Patients
Our View: Medicaid DSH is Critical to Patients

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 »

Understanding the Trump Administration Decision to End CSRs
Medicaid DSH Cuts Go Into Effect

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: Trump Administration Ends ACA Subsidies


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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Register Today for Fall 2017 Policy Assembly

America’s Essential Hospitals invites you to our Fall Policy Assembly, Oct. 24 – 25, in Washington, D.C. At this event we will demonstrate our commitment to increasing equitable access to quality health care services for all patients, and emphasize the need for continued funding support for this work, especially as Congress considers cuts that could force essential hospitals to scale back vital community services.

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Federal Action Network

Officially launching in 2018, FAN is a new 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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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.