Adventist Health Policy Association [AHPA] is a lobbying firm representing Seventh-day Adventist health care systems. This policy and advocacy group has just recently set up offices in Washington, D.C. in order to help advance policies and to have a voice among federal agencies and members of Congress.
According to a recent report by FierceHealthcare, a leading healthcare news agency, Adventist Health Policy Association will “partner” with “likeminded organizations like the Catholic Health Association” and other faith-based health care systems. 
FierceHealthcare interviewed Carlyle Walton, president of AHPA. He will be the powerbroker in Washington, D.C. for the Seventh-day Adventist lobbying group. In the interview Carlyle Walton made a reference to the other prominent healthcare powerhouses in the nation’s capitol such as Catholic Health Association, Ascension Health and the Healthcare Leadership Council. In his statement he said:
“Those are all groups that function out of D.C., are headquartered out of D.C., have relationships in D.C.,” Walton said. “The board came to the realization you’ve got to have a face and a presence here in the nation’s capital to be agile and responsive and be a meaningful part of the dialogue.” 
No. We don’t need to have a “face and a presence” in Washington, D.C. We need to get back to God’s original plan for the medical missionary work, we need to end abortions in all Seventh-day Adventist facilities, and we have to have a face and presence with God in order to fulfill our divinely appointed mission to the world.
We don’t need Rome and we don’t need Egypt. When our pioneers needed strength and power they would get on their knees. When we need strength and power today we turn to Rome and to the state. It was when Israel was in disobedience that they turned to Egypt hoping to form an alliance. Instead of turning to God in repentance, disobedient Israel turned to Egypt looking to gain political influence and power. They called upon Egypt for help after seeing their huge numbers and potentials.
“Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay [rely] on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!” Isaiah 31:1.
But God did not help them and I can’t foresee Him doing much for us as long as we continue disregarding the light given from heaven with regards to the medical missionary work.
“These testimonies which you have professed to believe were from God, you have not regarded to live them out. To disregard light is to reject it. The rejection of light leaves men captives bound about by chains of darkness and unbelief” (Testimonies, Vol. 2, p. 93).
If we were following the true medical missionary work, we wouldn’t have to be going to the world, the world would be coming to us. So no, we don’t need Washington, D.C., we don’t need to prepare legislative agendas and we don’t need to be working side-by-side with Rome. We need to obey the prophets of God who spoke in the name of the Lord. We need to give the final warning messages of Revelation 14:6-12 with power to every nation, kindred, tongue and people. When we obey God’s instructions with regards to the principles of His work then God’s work will close with power. Any other course will only end in ruin.
“The presence of God gives stability to His cause. ‘Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man,’ is the word that comes to us. Psalm 146:3. ‘In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.’ Isaiah 30:15. God’s glorious work, founded on the eternal principles of right, will never come to nought. It will go on from strength to strength, ‘not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.’ Zechariah 4:6. (Prophets and Kings, 596).