The Texas Hospital Association actively monitors legislative and regulatory activities in Washington, D.C., and maintains regular contact with members of the Texas Congressional delegation to ensure that federal policy serves the needs of Texas hospitals and patients. With a dedicated federal lobbyist, THA members have a voice in the federal policymaking process.
Texas hospitals work closely with the U.S. Congress to ensure that they can provide the highest quality care to all Texans. Over the last decade, Texas hospitals have led the nation in improving care quality and safety and tested innovative strategies to transform care delivery. Despite these strides, hospitals have sustained significant Medicare cuts—an average loss of $500 million every year since 2010. Texas hospitals will face another $256.2 million in Medicaid cuts by Oct. 1. To continue providing the highest quality care, Texas hospitals need financial stability and regulatory relief.
Specifically, Texas hospitals urge Congress to:
Download THA’s 2019 Federal Policy Priorities for additional information.
THA Letter to Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Nov. 17, 2017)
THA Talking Points: Better Care Reconciliation Act: ACA Repeal and Medicaid Overhaul in the U.S. Senate (June 27, 2017)
Senate ACA Repeal and Replace Bill (June 2017)
THA Statement on American Health Care Act
Joint THA-TMA Statement on American Health Care Act
Information Alert: ACA Repeal Plan Released
THA Takeaways: ACA Repeal and Replace
Local Impact of ACA Repeal and Replace
Search for federal legislators by ZIP code. Information about each member of Congress is available online along with a link to his/her website. Each member has a “contact us” page for communication via email with the office.
Double Threat for Texas Hospitals: ACA Payment Cuts and Millions of Uninsured
2019 Federal Policy Priorities
John Hawkins, senior vice president of advocacy and public policy, 512/465-1505.
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According to Texas Government Code 305.027, portions of this material may be considered “legislative advertising.” Authorization for its publication is made by John Hawkins, Texas Hospital Association, 1108 Lavaca, Suite 700, Austin, TX 78701-2180.