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Health care impacts everyone, and THA stays on top of all issues affecting hospitals and their patients. From tracking state legislation to lobbying on Capitol Hill, THA researches, analyzes and advocates for strong health care policies and laws that ensure Texas hospitals have the resources and environments they need to provide the best care possible. THA’s current White Papers & Reports articulate industry data and perspective on behalf of hundreds of hospitals across Texas.

The Value of Hospitals to the Community – and the Challenges They Face to Serve It

The Value of Hospitals to the Community – and the Challenges They Face to Serve It

Nonprofit Charity Care and Community Benefit in Texas

Nonprofit Charity Care and Community Benefit in Texas

Texas: Don't Dismantle Outpatient Hospital Care

Texas: Don’t Dismantle Outpatient Hospital Care

Texas Hospitals Strongly Oppose Site-Neutral Payment Cuts

Texas Hospitals Strongly Oppose Site-Neutral Payment Cuts

Government Underpayment, High Numbers of Uninsured Lead to Higher Costs

Government Underpayment, High Numbers of Uninsured Lead to Higher Costs

The Health Care Workforce Pipeline: A Necessary Investment

The Health Care Workforce Pipeline: A Necessary Investment

Vaccines Help Texas Hospitals Keep Their Communities Healthy

Vaccines Help Texas Hospitals Keep Their Communities Healthy

The Legislature Shouldn’t Dictate Payment Rates in the Private Health Care Market

The Legislature Shouldn’t Dictate Payment Rates in the Private Health Care Market

Keep Hospitals In-Network and Preserve Patient Choice

Keep Hospitals In-Network and Preserve Patient Choice

Hospital Mergers Preserve Access to Care

Hospital Mergers Preserve Access to Care

EMTALA Requires Hospitals to Provide Emergency Services to All Patients Regardless of Ability to Pay

EMTALA Requires Hospitals to Provide Emergency Services to All Patients Regardless of Ability to Pay

Workplace Violence Toolkit 2023

Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit

2023 New Health Care Laws

2023 New Health Care Laws

Health Care and the 88th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals

Proposed Federal Rule Would Upend Patient Care

Hospitals Oppose Government Rate-Setting for State Health Plans

Double Threat: Federal Payment Cuts & Millions of Uninsured

Support Sweeping Efforts to Modernize Behavioral Health Care

Modernization Boosts Access for Behavioral Health Care

Process to Protect People in Crisis

Strengthen the Prudent Layperson Standard

The Facts: Texas Hospitals Work to Stabilize Amid Harmful Mistruths

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Staff Vacancies Result in Reduced Services

Staff Vacancies Result in Reduced Services

COVID-19 Impact Report

Hospital Payment Sources

Medicaid’s Role in Hospital Financing

State Policy Priorities 2023

Federal Policy Priorities 2023-24

Hospital Financial Strain Hurts Patients

Streamline Orders of Protective Custody for Patients in Crisis

Streamline Orders of Protective Custody for Patients in Crisis

Behavioral Health Priorities 2023

Texas Hospitals Strongly Support Behavioral Health Priorities

Improve Access to Mental Health Treatment With an IMD Exclusion Waiver

Texas’ Medicaid Directed Payment Programs Sustain the Safety Net

Price Transparency: A Primer on State, Federal Requirements

Graduate Medical Education