Advancing Illinois Healthcare

IHA Federal Advocacy Agenda

IHA Federal Advocacy Agenda

IHA’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda, Advancing Health in Illinois, asks Congress to take specific actions to ensure access to care and coverage; promote quality and patient safety; enhance affordability and value; advance health system innovation; reduce regulatory burden; and promote access to behavioral health services.

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Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Apr 20, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

Chicago Healthcare Workers Rally for Higher Pay

More than 100 workers and their supporters participated in the rally which took place at Loretto Hospital in the city. Becker's Hospital Review

  • Apr 20, 2018
  • News from the Web

Democrats Now Have 5 Competing Plans to Extend Government Health Care

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) are out Wednesday with a new Medicare buy-in proposal. Vox

  • Apr 20, 2018
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GOP will Tout Individual Mandate Repeal, but it Could Backfire

Republicans are planning to campaign aggressively on their repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Axios

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Addressing Illinois' Opioid Epidemic

IHA led an effort to develop opioid prescribing guidelines to assist clinicians in treating patients with acute and chronic pain in the emergency department. Last year, hospital emergency departments saw a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits.

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Hospital Assessment Redesign

A.J. Wilhelmi, IHA President & CEO

IHA President and CEO A.J. Wilhelmi praised state leaders for their unity and support in passing legislation that redesigns the Hospital Assessment Program, which Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law on March 12, 2018. Wilhelmi called the program “essential and vital” as it helps ensure access to quality healthcare.

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