Through advocacy, MHA represents the interests of our members in the legislative and executive branches of federal and state governments.
MHA staff collaborates with the American Hospital Association on federal advocacy initiatives and engages with the Missouri General Assembly to support beneficial legislation and oppose detrimental proposals.
MHA’s governmental relations staff also interacts with federal and state officials to shape the regulatory activities of many federal and state agencies. This involves analyzing rules and regulations proposed by federal and state agencies, and providing comments where appropriate.
To help serve the varying needs of our member hospitals, MHA has created constituency groups to help staff in advocating health policies. In sharing their expertise with MHA, these groups are helping to shape public policy for the health care community.
Summary of the 2021 Session of the Missouri General Assembly
The 2021 state legislative session ended May 14. MHA published an issue brief summarizing the outcomes of legislative proposals affecting hospitals and health care. They include newly enacted bills to help hospitals fulfill their missions and the blocking of adverse legislative proposals. MHA staff appreciates our members’ work to help us advocate on their behalf.
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