Advocacy Resources


Key Issues for Texas Hospitals - The 84th Legislative Session will be an important one to Texas Hospitals. As hospitals throughout the state work to provide the best quality of care while investing in innovation and driving transformation, they need public policies that support their work. As a trustee, it's imperative to stay up to date on the issues that can directly affect your organization.

Trustee Guidebook: Advocacy - This is part of a nine-book series that provides trustees with foundational education on becoming a successful advocate as well as best practices. - Texas has the highest number of uninsured residents in the country. Within the 6 million Texans without insurance, 1.1 million are low-wage working residents. The Texas Way is a solution to help use money wiser, reduce the number of uninsured and reduce the cost of health care in the state.

2014 Election recap - As expected, the Republican candidates swept the statewide offices on Election Day, and Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006.

Hospital finance and reimbursement - With Medicare and Medicaid providing more than half of most hospitals’ patient revenue, any changes to these government-sponsored programs have a significant impact on hospitals. Federal health care reform will change these programs significantly over the next decade, as well as make dramatic modifications to private insurance practices.

Medicaid 1115 Waiver

Health insurance marketplace - Hospitals are on the front lines in helping thousands of Texans in their communities enroll in health insurance coverage for which they are newly eligible. THA has prepared this toolkit to assist hospitals in understanding the health insurance marketplace and what they can do to help consumers enroll in coverage.