HIDA Members Head to the Hill Where Tariffs and Preparedness Led the Agenda
HIDA Government Affairs Update
By Linda Rouse O'Neill
Vice President, Government Affairs, HIDA
Over 60 HIDA members convened in Washington, D.C. in early June to educate lawmakers and their staff about key issues affecting the healthcare supply chain. Attendees at the annual Washington Summit conducted 120 Capitol Hill meetings.
Distributors attending the event reported productive discussions with lawmakers and congressional staff who sit on key committees influencing healthcare and distribution. These include the Senate Finance, Armed Services, and HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) committees, as well as the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Armed Services committees.
While trade policy and pandemic preparedness were top-of-mind, conversations also included the medical device tax, government purchasing reform language in the National Defense Authorization Act, and other issues.
Here is a look at some of the topics HIDA members discussed with elected representatives: