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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 Postpones Overall Star Ratings July Release
CMS Issues Proposed IPPS Rule for FY 2019

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 Passes ALTO Bill, Opioid Debate Continues

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 Delegation to Vote for Opioid Bills

Contact your delegation and urge them to vote in favor of the IMD CARE Act and the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act.

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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.