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September 10, 2020

House Republican Policy Committee Hearing: COVID-19’s Impact

Today, the House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Representative Martin Causer (R-McKean), held a hearing in the Lehigh Valley to discuss COVID-19’s impact on the economic recovery for health care and social assistance services.

September 08, 2020

News Release: New Analysis Shows Drastic Impacts of COVID-19 on PA, Hospitals

A new analysis released today shows the COVID-19 public health crisis will leave lasting scars on Pennsylvania and its hospital community. The report is a follow-up to an April analysis commissioned by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvanian and conducted by Health Management Associates.

September 04, 2020

U.S. House Leaders Press HHS to Stop Drug Companies from Undermining the 340B Program

Yesterday, Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Chair Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing strong concerns about recent actions taken by drug manufacturers that undermine the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

September 01, 2020

Ideal Leadership during the Emergency Management Preparedness Phase

In my line of work, it’s not unusual to face a crisis—either during training or responding to one in real time. Experiences in public safety, safety consulting, and emergency management (EM) have taught us that, during an emergency—when seconds can make all the difference—effective leadership can make or break a team. I’ve worked with some great leaders during my tenure, and many of the best ones have adopted a transformational style of leadership. Their examples are the ones that I have used most often as I strive to be an effective leader in my own work in the EM community.

August 31, 2020

New CDC Data Shows COVID-19 Impacted Access to Care for Nearly 4 in 10 Americans

Recently released analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that nearly 40 percent of patients saw reductions in their access to one or more types of care as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. HAP has created a special webpage and resources to encourage Pennsylvanians to get their health care back on track.

August 27, 2020

Americans of Color: More COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalizations, Deaths

Across the U.S., as the COVID-19 pandemic increases the health concerns and economic struggles of many American families, new studies continue to magnify the fact that certain Americans are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic’s devastation. Americans of color—Black, American Indian, Alaska Native Americans, and Latinx—are facing more COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths than White Americans.

August 26, 2020

New Kaufman Hall Flash Report: Hospital Margins Down 96 Percent

A Kaufman Hall National Hospital Flash Report released Monday shows the overwhelming financial impact that COVID-19 has had on U.S. hospitals. July marked the fifth consecutive month of volumes that fell below 2019 and below budget, further devastating hospitals’ financial stability.