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State Advocacy

In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, hospitals face many challenges – from workforce shortages and costs and supply chain disruptions to emergency response needs and financing and reimbursement changes. The Florida Hospital Association provides its members with the necessary leadership and effective advocacy to address these challenges and help build and sustain a world-class health system for all Floridians.


Legislative Priorities

Growing The Health Care Workforce

FHA works with lawmakers, regulators, and other stakeholders to address critical workforce shortages, the exponential growth in staffing costs, and other workforce challenges.

Preserving Health Care Funding

FHA advocates for a state budget that appropriately and fairly covers the cost of health care, particularly for those in the Medicaid program.

Increasing Access To Behavioral Health

FHA supports policies and funding that increase access to community-based behavioral health care services and reduces reliance on hospital emergency departments.

Holding Payers Accountable

FHA pursues policy solutions to address barriers to high-quality, timely patient care and advocates for increased accountability and transparency among health care payers.

Eliminating Over-Regulation

FHA opposes burdensome and duplicative regulatory and statutory requirements that detract from patient care and add to health care costs.

Rural Hospital Issues

FHA supports policy and funding to modernize and harden rural hospital facilities in a systematic and equitable way that will strengthen Florida’s entire healthcare network.

FHA 2024 Legislative Report

The 2024 Legislative Session is one for the record books. With the near-unanimous passage of a major health care package – Live Healthy – Florida is in an even stronger position to lead the nation in modern, sophisticated health care delivery and outcomes.

FHA 2024 Legislative Session Overview

The focus of the 2024 Legislative Session was on health care, asthe Live Healthy Act brought historic wins to Florida's health care delivery system.

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