Premier joined 100 other healthcare organizations in urging House and Senate leaders to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) before the end of the year. Authorization for most of PAHPA expired Sept. 30, 2023 with some stop-gap measures funded through the continuing resolution that expires on Nov. 17. In a letter to the lawmakers, the groups call on Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to include a comprehensive five-year PAHPA reauthorization in the next moving legislative vehicle. Premier and the other organizations warn that failing to reauthorize PAHPA would have a serious impact on the nation’s economic wellbeing, national security and ability to respond to the next public health crisis.
PAHPA reauthorization is one of Premier’s key legislative priorities for the end of the year.