AHA expresses concern over immigration order

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The AHA today expressed concern that President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration could negatively impact health care delivery. “A strong health care workforce is critical to ensuring patient access to high-quality care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “However, we are concerned that, without modification, President Trump’s executive order on immigration could adversely impact patient care, education and research. “We are hopeful that the Administration will find solutions to preserve patient access to medical and nursing expertise from across the globe, ensuring care is not disrupted. Hospitals and the patients we serve often rely on international collaboration among clinicians to advance care and an efficient visa program is essential to their success. We rely on a diverse workforce to deliver the care patients and families need. We will work with the Administration to come up with a solution that patients can continue to rely on for their care.”

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

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