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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 »

CMS Releases Proposed IPPS Rule for FY 2018
Final Rule on Medicaid DSH Limits Issued Amid Legal Challenges

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: Lawmakers Home Amid Health Care Uncertainty

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: Meet with Your Members of Congress During Spring Recess

Your members of Congress are back in their home districts through April 24, giving you an ideal opportunity to make your views known.

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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.