Federal Issues

HAH engaged in all types of advocacy this year to assist and support its members during COVID-19.

  • Worked with national affiliates and Hawaii’s Congressional delegation to secure and push for policies and programs that protect and support members during the pandemic.
  • Requested and tracked Medicare and Medicaid waivers allowing members more flexibility to operate under pandemic conditions.
  • Provided important timely information on rapidly changing regulatory requirements

We continue to dialogue with congressional offices on how each of these ongoing issues impact Hawaii providers.

HAH also advocated for Hawaii-specific issues such as increased funding for the Hospital Preparedness Program and ensuring adequate resources for Compact of Free Association migrants.