Advocacy News

Public Charge Letter

December 10, 2018 Samantha Deshommes Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division Office of Policy and Strategy US Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Department of Homeland Security 20 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20529-2140   Re: DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012 Dear Ms. Deshommes: The District Hospital Leadership Forum (DHLF), on behalf of California’s 37 district and municipal public

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Advocacy Alert: US Senate Contacts

As you know, the Senate currently is working to try to pass a ACA repeal bill with the vote likely occurring when Congress returns from the Fourth of July recess. Both California Senators will oppose the legislation and are working with health care industry leaders in California on a strategy to reach out to our

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SB 538 (Monning) – OPPOSE

Dear Senator Lara: The District Hospital Leadership Forum (DHLF), on behalf of California’s district and municipal public hospitals (DMPHs), is opposed to SB 538 (Monning). The contract provisions this bill seeks to prohibit are tools used to negotiate fair contracts on behalf of California patients served by these hospitals.   By preventing health plans and hospitals

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Advocacy Trip to Washington D.C.

A group of DHLF members traveled to Washington, D.C. the week of 5/22/17 to advocate on issues related to the ACA repeal/AHCA on behalf of California’s district and municipal hospitals.  The members were successful in communicating the district/municipal hospital concerns with the AHCA.  Additionally, they were able to hear representatives’ input regarding the discussions and

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Letter to California Congressional Delegation

Attached is a letter the DHLF sent on February 1 to the California Congressional Delegation outlining California’s district and municipal hospitals’ concerns with efforts in DC to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On behalf of the patients served by these hospitals the top priority is protecting Medicaid expansion. California stands to lose an estimated $15 billion

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