AHA Rural Policy Forum Expanded To Incorporate BCRA DC Fly-In

WHA to participate, schedule Hill meetings

July 07, 2017

With health reform front and center in Washington, D.C., the American Hospital Association (AHA) is broadening its previously rural-focused policy forum, slated for July 19-20, to now incorporate a fly-in for the full hospital field on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). WHA plans to attend both the rural sessions and the BCRA update and then head to Capitol Hill to meet with Wisconsin delegation members. WHA will coordinate Hill meetings for all Wisconsin attendees. 

The AHA agenda will include a welcome reception July 19 and educational sessions the morning of July 20 with attendees heading to Capitol Hill for meetings in the afternoon. The AHA’s confirmed speakers on July 20 include Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Health Business and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator George Sigounas, MS, PhD, among others. 

If you haven’t registered for the Rural Policy Forum and/or would like to participate in the BCRA fly-in, contact Jenny Boese, WHA vice president, federal affairs & advocacy, at jboese@wha.org or 608-268-1816, and register with the AHA at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/QRQV59W. For questions, contact Jenny Boese.

This story originally appeared in the July 07, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter