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 23, 2018
  • News from the Web

State of mental health care in Peoria continues to evolve

The state of mental health care in the Peoria area has followed a similar trajectory to other regions of the nation and state. Peoria Journal Star

  • Apr 23, 2018
  • News from the Web

Obamacare Protection Measure Fails in Illinois House

The Illinois House failed to pass legislation related to the Affordable Care Act on Friday. It would have locked in certain health insurance benefits. NPR

  • Apr 23, 2018
  • News from the Web

Why health care costs are making consumers more afraid of medical bills than an actual illness

As health care costs keep rising, more people seem to be skipping physician visits. It's not fear of doctors, however, but more of a phobia about the bills that could follow. NBC News

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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