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HAP Year in Review: The Biggest Stories from 2022

December 30, 2022

In our last publication of the year, HAP is highlighting the stories that made headlines during 2022.

This year saw plenty of new COVID-19 developments, but we saw several other important topics come to the forefront as well, including a growing focus on health care cybersecurity, the behavioral health crisis, hospitals’ financial strain, and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Here’s a look some of the biggest stories in HAP Daily this year:

  • Story:  HAP Urges DHS to Support Medicaid Access to Care
    • Date:  March 24
    • Summary:  A proposed change to Pennsylvania’s Physical Health Medicaid Managed Care program, known as HealthChoices, could limit access to health care for tens of thousands of working families, mothers, children, and people with chronic health conditions.
  • Story:  Budget Supports Pennsylvanians’ Mental Health
    • Date:  July 8
    • Summary:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) reacted to the General Assembly’s passage of the 2022–2023 state budget, which includes more than $142 million in additional funding to support behavioral health care.
  • Story:  RSV Challenges Hospitals in Pa., Nation
    • Date:  November 2
    • Summary:  Pennsylvania hospitals continue to respond to a rise in seasonal illnesses, especially RSV, as we head into the winter months.
  • Story:  The Issues that Mattered on Election Day
    • Date:  November 10
    • Summary:  Inflation and the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade were among the key issues on voters’ minds during the 2022 election.
  • Story:  HAP President and CEO Andy Carter to Retire
    • Date:  November 10
    • Summary:  Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) since 2012, announced his plan to retire by June 30 of next year.
  • Story:  Federal Lawmakers Make Final Push to Prevent Medicare Cuts
    • Date:  December 14
    • Summary:  A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers—led by a member of Pennsylvania’s delegation—is urging Congress to avert harmful Medicare cuts that would jeopardize access to care throughout the nation.

HAP thanks our members for their outstanding dedication to their communities and looks forward to providing updates about the pandemic, the latest happenings in Harrisburg and Washington, and other health care topics in HAP Daily during 2023.