Advocacy & Policy

IHA has an exceptional track record of successful healthcare advocacy on behalf of our hospitals, patients and communities. Speaking with one voice as a hospital community, our advocacy is backed by staff policy expertise. Contact us about our advocacy and policy issues.


We're committed to developing sound healthcare public policy solutions that will broaden healthcare access, make healthcare more affordable and improve the quality of care to all Illinoisans.

The Most Influential Voice in Illinois Healthcare

IHA's recent advocacy successes

$1b Proposed Medicaid cuts prevented
$6b State general obligation borrowing for healthcare provider backlog
$1.8b GRF transfer for state group health insurance claims

IHA Federal Advocacy Agenda


Advancing Health in Illinois

IHA’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda asks Congress 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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