Calls to Action

Urge Congress to Support Hospitals in Year-End Legislation

Congress is back in session to complete important legislative work before year’s end. Urge lawmakers to support hospitals in the final days of the current term to help mitigate the alarming fiscal deterioration facing California hospitals and health systems and in particular a temporary, per diem payment for hospitals caring for patients who are awaiting […]

Immediate Action Needed on CHA-SEIU Minimum Wage/Seismic Reform Proposal

With just under three weeks left in the 2022 legislative session, we need your help on two of the hospital field’s top priorities this year: workforce and 2030 seismic mandate reform.  CHA and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are together advancing a proposal to create long-term stability and predictability for hospitals and a path toward […]

Urge Congress and CMS to Fix Inadequate Inpatient Payment Proposal

In the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to increase the Medicare inpatient market basket update by only 2.7%, despite the unprecedented inflationary environment and ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.   A bipartisan letter is being circulated by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL) […]

Urge Assembly Health Committee to Support Bill That Would Prioritize Patient Safety Over Insurance Company Profits

Action needed:  Write to the Assembly Health Committee, urging legislators to support CHA-sponsored Senate Bill (SB) 958 (Limón, D-Santa Barbara, and Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge). This important bill would protect medication safety for patients by preventing health plans from mandating the use of third-party vendors for specialty drugs. CHA has prepared a template letter and […]

Urge Legislators to Oppose Bills That Would Threaten Californians’ Access to Care, Create Workers’ Compensation Presumption 

Action needed:  Write and call members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging them to oppose Assembly Bill (AB) 2080, which would prohibit providers from entering into many preferred provider arrangements. Write to the Assembly Insurance Committee, urging them to oppose Senate Bill (SB) 213, which would create a rebuttable presumption in the workers’ compensation system. […]

Urge State Senators to Support Amendments to Modernize 2030 Seismic Standards

Action needed:  Meet with or write to your state senator and ask them to support, if amended, Senate Bill (SB) 1339 (Pan, D-Sacramento) on the Senate floor. SB 1339 identifies some key considerations that could advance and enhance the policy discussion on updating the 2030 hospital seismic requirements. However, California can’t wait for the bill’s […]

Urge Legislature to Reject Misguided Community Benefits Proposal

Action needed:  Write to the Senate Budget Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee and ask them to reject the governor’s budget proposal that would require hospitals to specify, assign, and spend a specified percentage of their community benefits dollars through community-based organizations. CHA has developed a template letter and key messages about the proposal for […]

Urge State Senators to Support CHA-Sponsored Bills That Protect Patient Safety, Bring Transparency to Staffing Agency Practices

Action needed:  Write to the Senate Health Committee, asking members to SUPPORT Senate Bill (SB) 958, related to health plans’ medication policies that negatively impact patient safety, and to Sen. Anna Caballero to SUPPORT SB 1212, related to health care staffing agencies’ billing practices. CHA has developed template letters and key messages about the bills […]