Messages to Congress
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Citing the significant number of uninsured people it would create, its failure to address the challenge of people with pre-existing medical conditions, its failure to repeal Affordable Care Act Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts to hospitals, and its proposed reduction in the ability of states to use provider tax to fund their share of their Medicaid costs, NAUH asks members of the Senate to oppose the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Johnson bill.
The administration has proposed major reductions in Medicare payments for prescription drugs covered by the section 340B prescription drug discount program and in Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) allotments to states. In a message to all members of the House of Representatives, NAUH asks members to sign onto two bipartisan letters being circulated by House members: one to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asking for the withdrawal of the 340B proposal and one to House leadership encouraging the swift passage of a bill delaying Medicare DSH cuts for two years.
In response to a request from the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee for suggestions from stakeholders on ways to improve the delivery of Medicare services and eliminate statutory and regulatory obstacles to more effective care delivery, NAUH urges the committee to require CMS to continue using the low-income days proxy for 2013 and not use S-10 uncompensated care data until the S-10 form’s instructions have been improved and until the quality of the data hospitals report on an improved S-10 can be verified through audits.
In response to a request from the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee for suggestions from stakeholders on ways to improve the delivery of Medicare services and eliminate statutory and regulatory obstacles to more effective care delivery, NAUH urges the committee to compel CMS to withdraw its proposed changes in reimbursement for prescription drugs purchased by hospitals under the federal government’s 340B prescription drug discount program.
Citing provisions that would leave an additional 22 million people uninsured by 2026 and reduce federal investment in Medicaid-covered health care approximately $772 billion over the next decade, NAUH asks members of the Senate to vote “no” on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
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