CHA News Article

Stronger California Presence Needed at Federal Advocacy Program in Washington, D.C.
Discount deadlines extended

Members are urged to register today for CHA’s federal advocacy program, California Congressional Action Program (CCAP), May 6-9 in Washington, D.C. The purpose of CCAP is to collectively advocate on behalf of California hospitals by meeting with lawmakers and regulatory officials. It is important to have hospitals from each congressional district participate, and currently there are several congressional districts without hospital representation.

Top federal priority issues include protecting funding for hospital services in the federal budget; drug shortages and the impact on quality of care; vulnerable populations and the “dual eligibles”; health care reform; and workforce issues, including appropriate funding for graduate medical education. To help educate members of Congress, CHA is preparing CHA DataSuite reports and background papers on the need to protect access to care for Medicare and Medicaid patients and the significant positive impact of hospitals on their community’s economy.

To encourage additional registrations, the deadline for discounted registrations has been extended to April 18. The hotel reservation deadline has been extended to April 13. To register for CCAP or to make hotel reservations, go to www.calhospital.org/ccap.

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