The American Hospital Association is the latest healthcare organization to publicly announce it will suspend all political contributions to lawmakers who voted to object to the election results last week.
In a statement Thursday, the AHA said it will "immediately suspend" contributions to members of Congress who voted to object to electoral college results.
AHA's decision follows that of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, which made a similar announcement earlier this week. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has also followed the lead of the Blues association. Other healthcare organizations are responding to last week's events by reviewing their policies for political contributions or pausing them entirely.
The American Hospital Association's political action committee spent $3.3 million this election cycle on contributions. Of that, about $756,800 went to Democrats and $408,100 to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The AHA said it began to review its political contribution practices following the events at the Capitol last week. AHA said it came to the decision to suspend political contributions to some lawmakers after discussions with its board of trustees, the steering committee of the political action committee, state hospital association partners and hospital and health system leaders from lawmaker states and districts.
"Hospitals and health systems have a special role to play as community leaders, healers and caregivers for our patients and the wider communities we serve. As we said last week, now is the time for our country to come together and begin the healing process," the AHA said in a statement.