Sound financial policies are critical to the ability of hospitals and health systems to provide high-quality care. IHA provides timely policy analysis, tools and resources to strengthen hospitals as they serve communities. Contact us about our financial policy issues.


Why Government Financing Matters

IHA advocates for adequate financing of hospitals and health systems so they can continue to enhance quality care, develop new models of care and serve as strong economic engines for communities.

Economic Impact of Illinois Hospitals

Illinois hospitals' are strong economic engines in their communities:

$95b Total impact on Illinois economy
266k Illinoisans employed
466k direct and indirect jobs created

Hospital Assessment Redesign

Hospital Assessment Program

IHA President and CEO A.J. Wilhelmi praised state leaders for their unity and support in passing legislation that redesigns the Hospital Assessment Program, which Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law on March 12, 2018. Wilhelmi called the program "essential and vital" as it helps ensure access to quality healthcare.

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