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As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:

Revised State Budget Proposes Important Health Care Investments but Does Not Address Hospitals’ Inflationary Challenges

On May 13, Gov. Newsom released the May Revision with modifications to the proposed state budget he first presented in January. Tax revenue estimates have surged by $55 billion since the governor’s January budget proposal, creating a discretionary budgetary surplus of $49 billion and allowing the state to make new investments beyond what was proposed […]

California Hospitals: Revised State Budget Proposes Important Health Care Investments but Does Not Address Hospitals’ Inflationary Challenges

“In his revised state budget proposal, Gov. Newsom recommends a variety of important health care investments,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “These include funds for additional COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and contingency staffing; health care workforce development; health information exchange infrastructure; and to address child and youth behavioral health needs.”  “CHA […]

HHS Urged to Continue Public Health Emergency

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and other national health care organizations urged U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to continue the public health emergency (PHE) until it is clear that the global pandemic has waned.  

Deadline Approaching for Request to Report Late for PRF Reporting Period 2

Providers may submit requests to report late due to extenuating circumstances for Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period (RP) 2 to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).   The forms must be submitted from May 2 to May 13 at 8:59 p.m. (PT). Interested providers should review and submit the Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating […]

Bringing the Hospital Voice to Washington

It’s been more than two years since the American Hospital Association held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. — and this past week presented an important opportunity for hospital leaders from across the country to connect with one another and to personally deliver vital messages to policymakers at the highest levels of our nation’s government.  […]

New Report: California Hospitals Face Massive Financial Losses Due to COVID-19 Pandemic; 2021 Shortfall Triple Previous Projections

SACRAMENTO (April 19, 2022) — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, California hospitals continue to face massive financial losses, with the 2021 shortfall triple initial projections, according to a new report by Kaufman Hall, a nationally respected consulting firm with extensive health care expertise. These losses mean that for the first time in recent history, […]