Every public policy priority has the potential to impact hospitals financially. Excellent patient care and positive economic impacts that hospitals provide to their communities is only possible with financially healthy hospitals.
HASD&IC will focus on ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ issues, including:
- Sharing the economic and community benefit impact that hospitals provide to their communities;
- Educating elected officials, legislative and regulatory staff, community leaders, and community groups about the financial challenges faced by hospitals and its related impact on patient care;
- Ensuring counties are fulfilling their obligations to care for medically indigent adults;
- Building and extending community alliances and partnerships to add their voices to potential local, State, and Federal legislation/ballot measures.