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THA’s COVID-19 Resource Center is Texas’ hospitals go-to for the latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19. Hospitals fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic are encouraged to use these resources in their COVID-19 response.

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Stay up-to-date on the policy, legislative and regulatory issues impacting Texas hospitals at the state and federal levels.

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Read the November/December 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine


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In the November/December issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, THA visits with chair-elect Marc Boom, M.D., FACHE, dives into the upcoming 87th Legislative Session and highlights how Texas hospitals are spotting the signs of human trafficking and supporting their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Texas Hospitals Outline Public Policy Priorities for a Healthier Texas

(Jan. 12) As the 87th Texas Legislature kicks off its 140-day legislative session, Texas hospitals outline a public policy agenda focused on strengthening the state’s health care infrastructure to meet the health care needs of all Texas residents ...

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Texas Hospitals Offer Tips for People Seeking Vaccine

(Jan. 5) Working around the clock to treat the sickest COVID-19 patients and vaccinate as many people as possible, Texas hospitals urge the public to heed hospital protocols for accessing the COVID-19 vaccine to help streamline the vaccination process ...

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THA Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination

(Dec. 21) The time is now to show leadership and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. We have the gift of science before us, and we applaud Gov. Greg Abbott for getting in line for the COVID-19 vaccination alongside the thousands of Texas health care workers who have already been vaccinated ...

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Texas Hospitals Endorse State Vaccine Plan

(Nov. 23) The Texas Hospital Association issued the following statement endorsing today’s announcement of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan from Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services ...

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Ted Shaw Blog
    • 1/15/2021 10:47:00 AM
    Texas hospitals have several public policy priorities for the 87th Texas Legislature, which recently convened in Austin for its 140-day legislative session.
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    • 12/21/2020 9:26:00 AM
    As we head into the holidays, public prevention messaging must remain strong even while the positive and powerful force of a vaccine is before us. Now is not the time to let our guards down.
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    • 11/17/2020 2:58:00 PM
    Although the fate of the ACA now rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, providers still should promote marketplace open enrollment to reduce the number of uninsured Texans.
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Recent White Papers

Recent White Papers

The Texas Hospital Association often publishes white papers on issues affecting Texas hospitals and the health care of Texans.

Texas Hospitals, Health Care Providers Support DSRIP Extension: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and challenge our health care infrastructure, now is not the time to wind down the DSRIP program. Texas hospitals and health care providers instead support an extension of DSRIP for at least one additional year. Download

Texas Hospitals’ 2021 State Policy Priorities
Leading the nation in population and job growth, Texas has one of the country’s strongest economies. Yet, no other state has more residents without health insurance, and no other state has experienced more hospital closures in rural communities. Download

Texas Hospitals’ 2020 Federal Policy Priorities
The Texas Hospital Association appreciates the opportunity to work with the Texas Congressional delegation to ensure hospitals across the state have the support they need to provide the highest quality of care. To achieve these goals, hospitals need financial stability and a fair regulatory environment. Download

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Contact Info

The Texas Hospital Association would like to hear from both its members and from the public for whom Texan hospitals and health systems work to keep healthy.