ACA Advocacy Resources

IHA offers robust advocacy resources to guide hospital leaders in responding to proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Dec 08, 2017

Advocacy Resources

See advocacy resources on the ACA from other healthcare organizations to supplement IHA position papers and talking points.

Jul 05, 2017

Better Care Act 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.

Jun 22, 2017

Senate Healthcare Bill Letter to Editor

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.

Mar 23, 2017

ACA Repeal Economic Impact on Cook County

Cook County could see $5.92 billion in lost economic activity annually and 42,800 fewer jobs if the ACA were repealed without an adequate replacement.

Mar 23, 2017

ACA Repeal Economic Impact on Chicago

Repealing the ACA without replacing it could mean $3.23 billion in lost economic impact annually and 23,300 fewer jobs in Chicago.

Feb 21, 2017

Preliminary Economic Impact

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lose $11.6 billion to $13.1 billion in annual economic activity, resulting in 84,000-95,000 jobs lost, if the ACA were repealed without an adequate replacement.

Feb 21, 2017

Medicaid Capped Funding

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.

Feb 07, 2017

ACA Position Paper

IHA urges Congress not to repeal the ACA without an adequate and simultaneous replacement plan that continues to ensure meaningful and affordable coverage.