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Advocacy

Advocacy

Advocacy
Get the latest updates on THA’s advocacy work on the issues impacting Texas hospitals.

State Advocacy Federal Advocacy
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MFAR

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The proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule would limit states' ability to draw down federal Medicaid funding, jeopardizing $11 billion annual payments for Texas hospitals. Learn more about THA’s efforts to have the rule withdrawn.

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Read the January/February 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine

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Texas Hospitals magazine
In the March/April 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, examining how health care organizations use digital media to impact change, recapping the THA Annual Conference and Expo, how rural hospitals are filling the health care gap, and more!

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Texas Hospitals Respond to COVID-19

Texas Hospitals Applaud Shutdowns, Call for Additional Resources

(March 20) Texas hospitals moved quickly to tighten visitor policies, advocate for funding and personal protective equipment, address non-essential procedures and request childcare flexibilities for health care workers to ensure hospital COVID-19 preparedness ...

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Texas Hospitals Convene New COVID-19 Taskforce

(March 12) The Texas Hospital Association today will convene its new COVID-19 Taskforce, comprised of select Texas hospital leaders, to address the most pressing concerns for hospitals preparing for and responding to the 2019 novel disease ...

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Texas Congressional Delegation Voices Concern to CMS Over Harmful Medicaid Rule

(March 11) Today, all 36 members of the Texas Congressional House delegation signed onto a bipartisan letter, expressing concern to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about the expected impact of the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule on Texas hospitals, patients and the Texas economy ...

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Texas Hospitals Testify on COVID-19 Priorities, Concerns

(March 10) The Texas Hospital Association testified before the Texas House Public Health Committee today about COVID-19 and hospitals’ work to prepare. A link to the written testimony ...

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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’ 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

Texas Hospitals’ 2020 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

Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule Could Upend Health Care Safety Net: The stability of Texas’ health care safety net is in jeopardy as a proposed federal rule seeks to severely limit states’ ability to draw down critical federal Medicaid payments that hospitals nationwide use to ensure access to essential care for Medicaid enrollees and the uninsured. Download

1115 Waiver Is Critical for Texas’ Health Care Safety Net: Texas’ current Medicaid 1115 Waiver and its funding, worth approximately $25 billion over five years, expires Sept. 30, 2022. Texas hospitals strongly support the waiver and its ability to protect the health care safety net and improve health care delivery and outcomes for Texans. Download

Contact Info

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.