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Keep public policy supporting you, your profession, and your clients with AMHCA's powerful advocacy initiatives in Congress and state legislatures.

Get the latest information about recognition under Medicare, standardization, portability and the changing healthcare industry.

Reap the benefits of AMHCA's growing collaborative relationships with professional organizations, government agencies and consumer groups.

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Recent Updates

Advocacy Update, July 28, 2016

Advocacy Update, June 8, 2016

Advocacy Update, May 17, 2016

Medicare Legislation
AMHCA members are urged to email their two U.S. Senators and one Representative to urge them to co-sponsor S. 1830/HR. 2759. AMHCA members may find their Senators and Representative’s email address on their office websites. See these suggested email messages to Senate and House offices. See the list of current cosponsors of these bills in the House and Senate.

Veterans Legislation
AMHCA members are urged to email their Senators to support S.1676.

How to Contact Congress

To contact your Senators, visit
To contact your Representatives, visit

Download a list of committee members concerned with Medicare:
Senate Finance; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce.


AMHCA's Key Committees of Congress

Appropriations (SAMHSA, HRSA, DoD funding)
Armed Services (DoD workforce, mental health services for active duty)
Finance (Medicare, Medicaid, ACA)
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (SAMHSA authority, ACA)
Veterans' Affairs (Dept of Veterans Affairs)

Appropriations (SAMHSA, HRSA, DoD funding)
Armed Services (DoD workforce, mental health services for active duty)
Energy and Commerce (Medicare Outpatient, Medicaid, SAMHSA authority, ACA)
Veterans’ Affairs (Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
Ways and Means (Medicare All Parts)

To send an email to a Member of Congress, visit their personal website.

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