HosPAC, VHHA's political action committee, is a statewide, nonprofit organization created to achieve legislative and political action and to preserve quality health care in Virginia. It was founded in 1984 to pursue a stronger advocacy role and achieve political potency for Virginia’s hospitals.
To provide members with a means for organized and effective political action.
To support candidates seeking public office who will work to improve quality health care supported by the Virginia hospital and health system community.
To promote efficient and responsible government.
HosPAC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of hospital/health system employees who serve without compensation. In addition to fundraising, the Board distributes funds to support candidates on a nonpartisan basis.
The Board evaluates candidates on his qualifications for public office, recommendations from the local hospital/health system, issue philosophy, voting record, leadership roles, ability to be elected and need for financial assistance.
After weighing these considerations, the Board then disburses money to the campaign committees of those that have been determined will best support quality health care.
HosPAC’s primary purpose is to support state candidates, but its solicitations also help raise contributions for the political action committee of the American Hospital Association (AHAPAC). AHAPAC provides financial support to candidates for federal office (U.S. House and Senate), and is therefore regulated by the Federal Election Commission.
Under FEC rules, HosPAC is limited in soliciting contributions on behalf of AHAPAC to AHA’s own members who have approved of such a solicitation. In addition, AHAPAC may not accept contributions from corporations or from employees of a facility that is already a member of another federal PAC. HosPAC will review all contributions it receives to ensure that only those portions of eligible contributions are transferred to AHAPAC. AHAPAC will send acknowledgements of all contributions it receives through HosPAC.
Chairman’s Circle- For eligible donations of $500 or more to HosPAC, $250 will be transferred to AHAPAC. You will receive a lapel pin, a luncheon in your honor at the AHA Annual Meeting, and recognition from your colleagues.
Capitol Club- for eligible donations to HosPAC of $300-$499, $150 will be transferred to AHAPAC. You are entitled to an exclusive reception at the AHA annual meeting
All other eligible donations will have 25 percent transferred to AHAPAC.
HosPAC accepts personal checks, cash and credit cards for payment. Credit Card payments soon can be made online.
For more information on HosPAC, contact Jennifer Rankin-Walker at email@example.com.