Healthcare Advocacy Center
House Passes Budget Bill that Maintains Funding for Hospitals
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has launched a very important state budget advocacy campaign to protect hospital payments in the state budget. Your immediate support is needed in the following areas:
- Encourage all hospital employees, trustees, and volunteers to email Governor Corbett and lawmakers. Emails can be sent quickly and easily via the HAP Advocacy site.
- Encourage members of your community to email Governor Corbett and lawmakers as well. This, too, can be done quickly and easily via the HAP Consumer site. Note: the link for your community is different than the link for the hospital family; please use the correct link.
- Use social media to “share” HAP's campaign message on Facebook and Twitter. You can do this quickly and easily from the HAP Consumer site. While you are on this page and logged in to your hospital’s social media accounts, notice the “Share” text and envelope icon on the top right part of the red bar. Simply select "Share" and choose your social media platforms. HAP’s website will populate draft content for you to issue. If you are developing your own Facebook or Twitter content, please use the following campaign hashtag in all your social media efforts: #PAHospitalStrong
- Use Facebook to issue a specific post and “tag” your lawmakers in this post. Encourage your hospital employees to “like” or “comment” on this post. Please use the following campaign hashtag: #PAHospitalStrong. A sample post may say this: “Dear (lawmaker tags here), please support critical funding for (your hospital name) in the State Budget. In order to meet tomorrow’s health care needs, we need stable payments today. #PAHospitalStrong “
Additional information on HAP’s efforts can be found on the HAP website.
Thank you for supporting this very important advocacy effort!