Messages to Congress
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As Congress and the White House work toward agreements on a two-year federal budget and a solution to the current federal debt ceiling crisis, NAUH wrote to members of Congress and urged them not to pay for any increased spending associated with those agreements by reducing Medicare payments to urban safety-net hospitals.
In response to a request from the staff of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee, NAUH wrote to the committee to outline its concerns about H.R. 3292, the Medicare IME Pool Act of 2015.
Following a meeting with staff of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee, NAUH submitted a letter to the subcommittee outlining its concerns about H.R. 3288, the Strengthening DSH and Medicare Through Subsidy Recapture and Payment Reform Act.
Citing the many Medicare cuts urban safety-net hospitals have experienced in recent years, NAUH has asked Congress to reject a proposal to increase the Medicare sequester in 2024 to help pay for a proposed trade bill.
In a letter to members of the House, NAUH has endorsed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which eliminates use of the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) to determine Medicare payments to physicians and solves the long-running “Medicare doc fix” problem.
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