IHA offers robust advocacy resources to guide hospital leaders in responding to proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
See advocacy resources on the ACA from other healthcare organizations to supplement IHA position papers and talking points.
IHA and the Illinois hospital community strongly opposed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 proposed in the U.S. Senate. See our talking points on the bill.
IHA's letter to the editor describes how the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would harm patients, hospitals, the healthcare delivery system, and Illinois' budget and economy.
Cook County could see $5.92 billion in lost economic activity annually and 42,800 fewer jobs if the ACA were repealed without an adequate replacement.
Repealing the ACA without replacing it could mean $3.23 billion in lost economic impact annually and 23,300 fewer jobs in Chicago.
Illinois could lose $11.6 billion to $13.1 billion in annual economic activity, resulting in 84,000-95,000 jobs lost, if the ACA were repealed without an adequate replacement.
Illinois healthcare would be harmed if Medicaid funding were capped through Medicaid block grants or per-capita spending, as the state is ranked 49th in Medicaid spending per beneficiary.
IHA urges Congress not to repeal the ACA without an adequate and simultaneous replacement plan that continues to ensure meaningful and affordable coverage.