IHA advocacy on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes public testimony and statements on behalf of Illinois hospitals and the patients and communities they serve.
IHA opposed the Senate's Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, which was more damaging than the previous Senate and House repeal proposals to repeal the ACA.
After the Senate's ACA replacement bill did not pass, IHA's President and CEO called for a bipartisan, deliberative process to address critical issues facing the healthcare system.
IHA's President and CEO expressed disappointment with the House's passage of the American Health Care Act, which would harm patients, the healthcare delivery system, state budget and state economy.
IHA testified before state legislators on the impact of proposed federal Medicaid changes on Illinois, which would significantly reduce health coverage and state Medicaid funding.
IHA provided testimony to Chicago City Council and Cook County committees on workforce and community development on the impact of repealing the ACA without an adequate replacement.