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AHA to Host Virtual Advocacy Day on Sept. 13

The American Hospital Association (AHA) will host a Virtual Advocacy Day for its members on Sept. 13 to discuss proposed site-neutral legislation, transparency, and other issues that will affect the financial stability of hospitals and health systems.   

Hospitals Remain on Uncertain Footing

Over the summer, the country’s hospitals — struggling to get back on their feet following the crippling revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, skyrocketing inflation, and stagnant government funding — suffered yet another setback. According to the August “National Hospital Flash Report” from national health care consulting firm Kaufman Hall, operating margins dipped in July to a meager 1.3% (for comparison, insurance companies were above 15% in 2023).