Calls to Action

Urge Lawmakers to Vote Yes on Budget Trailer Bill to Modernize Disaster Preparedness Standards

Action needed:  Call your state senators and assembly members and urge them to adopt a proposal through this year’s state budget process that will refocus 2030 hospital seismic requirements on post-event emergency services. The proposal will also provide an additional seven years for hospitals to comply as they begin to recover from the financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Additional details on the proposal are in this one-page outline.  To assist […]

Urge Congress to Protect Program Eligibility for 340B Hospitals During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Action Needed: Urge your U.S. senators and representatives to support bipartisan legislation that preserves program eligibility for certain 340B hospitals during the COVID-19 public health emergency.   To find your senators’ contact information:  www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm  To find your representatives’ contact information:  www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative  Timing: Call or email your representatives and senators by July 2.   Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a reduction in inpatient hospital […]

Urge Congress to Reset the IMPACT Act, Use Relevant Data to Inform Post-Acute Care Payment Policy

Action Needed: Contact your congressional representative and ask them to cosponsor The Resetting the IMPACT Act (TRIA) of 2021, H.R. 2455. To find your representative’s contact information, visit www.house.gov/representatives/find. To cosponsor the bill your representative should contact the sponsors’ offices. In Rep. Terri Sewell’s (D-AL) office, they should email Earl Flood (Earl.Flood@mail.house.gov); in Rep. Vern […]

Urge Assembly Members to Oppose Legislation That Jeopardizes Access to Care With Increased Costs, Potential Staffing Shortages

Action needed: Write to Assemblymember Ash Kalra, chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, to oppose Assembly Bill (AB) 650 (Muratsuchi, D-Torrance). CHA has developed a template letter for members’ use. Email your letter to Dawn Vicari at dvicari@calhospital.org so it can be sent to Assemblymember Kalra. Timing: Email your letter to CHA by […]

Urge Congress to Include Pressing Hospital Priorities in COVID-19 Legislation

Action needed: Urge your representatives in the U.S. House and Senate to include pressing hospital priorities in the next COVID-19 legislation. CHA sent a letter to the California congressional delegation that includes hospitals’ advocacy priorities, as well as an infographic illustrating the slowing of federal funding even as cases have surged. Hospital leaders are encouraged to […]