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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.

FHA 2023 Legislative Summary

FHA is pleased to share with you the Florida Hospital Association's 2023 Legislative Summary report. Headlined by encouraging Medicaid reimbursement increases and several important policy wins, this report contains all the hospital-impact items passed through the legislative process in 2023.

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