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In the Media

Commentary: Delay DSH cuts and find a sustainable fix for uncompensated care costs (The Hill, Jan. 12, 2018)

Commentary: Don’t leave low-income Americans behind in next funding bill (Modern Healthcare, Jan. 11, 2018)

More than 280 hospitals and health systems nationally call on Congress to stop the DSH cuts in this Sept. 21 Roll Call advertisement.

Will Congress Rescue Hospitals From Medicaid Pay Cut? Bloomberg BNA, Sept. 13, 2017

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Statements

Statement on Congressional Inaction on Medicaid DSH Cuts (Dec. 21, 2017)
Hospitals cannot sustain these losses without scaling back services or closing altogether, especially as the ranks of the uninsured swell with the end of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Congress must immediately halt the cuts when lawmakers return in January.
Statement on House Passage of CHIP Reauthorization, Medicaid DSH Cuts Delay (Nov. 3, 2017)
The vote moves us a step closer to protecting funding for hospitals that care for uninsured and underinsured patients and to preserving access to care for our nation’s children. America’s Essential Hospitals now calls on the Senate to act in bipartisan fashion to do the same.
Statement on House Measure to Delay Medicaid DSH Cuts (Oct. 30, 2017)
America’s Essential Hospitals thanks House leaders for supporting vulnerable patients and essential hospitals with a proposed two-year delay of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding cuts.
Association Thanks Lawmakers for Support of Medicaid DSH Cuts Delay (Oct. 5, 2017)
America’s Essential Hospitals appreciates the one-year delay of cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments and will continue to work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for a two-year delay to provide greater stability for hospitals and more time to find a long-term fix.
Statement on Energy and Commerce Mark-Up of the HEALTHY KIDS Act (Oct. 3, 2017)
America’s Essential Hospitals applauds the HEALTHY KIDS Act for extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program but remains concerned the bill’s disproportionate share hospital provision will make it harder to find a sustainable solution to uncompensated care.
More than 220 Bipartisan Lawmakers Call for Medicaid DSH Cut Delay (Sept. 28, 2017)
America’s Essential Hospitals today praised the more than 220 lawmakers who came together in a strongly bipartisan call to House leaders for swift action to avert looming cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funding.
Essential Hospital Leaders Call on Congress to Stop Medicaid DSH Cuts (Sept. 13, 2017)
In a letter to House and Senate committees, leaders of more than 250 hospitals and health systems nationally urge Congress to stop a $2 billion disproportionate share hospital cut scheduled for Oct. 1 and to delay cuts for at least two years.

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