Advocacy

Advocacy

As the statewide association for more than 200 hospitals and health systems across Illinois, the Illinois Hospital Association advocates on critical health care issues in the General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, and key state and federal agencies. IHA works to continue raising awareness of elected officials and policymakers about the key role that hospitals play as partners with government in supporting and strengthening our health care delivery system. We welcome the opportunity to raise issues of serious concern for the hospital community - whether it's about implementing health care reform, protecting the resources needed to ensure access to quality care for all Illinoisans or ensuring the future sustainability of the health care system.

In addition to executing timely and effective advocacy, IHA facilitates discussion and provides information on legislative and regulatory issues to our members, whose involvement is a key to our success. Working together with our members, we strive to establish and maintain close working relationships with elected and appointed officials to ensure that state and federal laws and regulations affecting health care provide a reasonable and equitable environment in which hospitals can provide high quality and affordable health care.

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