CHA News Article

Hospital Leaders to Advocate in Washington, D.C. This Week
Federal issue papers released

A group of CHA-member hospital CEOs and government relations executives are in Washington, D.C., participating in CHA’s California Congressional Action Program. During this federal advocacy event, which is held in conjunction with the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting, more than 2,000 executives from throughout the country have convened in the nation’s capital to collectively advocate on hospitals’ behalf. As reported in CHA News last week, CHA’s priority message continues to be that “affordable coverage matters.” In conjunction with the congressional meetings, CHA has released the attached issue papers on the top federal priorities for California hospitals.

“California hospitals have worked hard to provide coverage for those in need and ensure that nearly everyone has access to care,” said Anne O’Rourke, CHA’s senior vice president, federal relations. “Maintaining access to coverage will be a focal point of our meetings with congressional offices, in addition to restoring Medicare and Medi-Cal DSH cuts that have been devastating for many California hospitals and health systems, and reducing regulatory burdens that divert limited resources from patient care. California hospitals are committed to working with Congress to build a health care system that protects all Americans, especially our most vulnerable residents.”