American Hospital Association: AHA Comments to House Republican Task Force on Affordability

On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups, the American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Affordability Subcommittee of the Healthy Future Task Force.

Hospitals, health systems and post-acute care providers – along with our doctors, nurses and other team members – have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working tirelessly to provide the best care for patients, families and communities. They have done this – and continue to do this – while facing daunting challenges. These difficulties have persisted into this year, with continued surges due to new variants that have led to increases in infections and hospitalizations.