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

2019 State Advocacy Agenda

2019 State Advocacy Agenda

IHA’s 2019 State Advocacy Agenda, Healthy Communities, outlines principle healthcare policy issues, including Medicaid Managed Care oversight; State and Medicaid funding; and Phase 2 of the Hospital Assessment Program. Join IHA in advocating for public policies that will increase access and advance quality care.

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