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House Members Seek Delay of DSH Cuts

221 members of the House of Representatives have written to House leaders asking them to delay cuts in Medicaid disproportionate share payments (Medicaid DSH) that are scheduled to begin on October 1.

The cuts, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, have already twice been delayed by Congress, both times for two years, and now, a majority of House members have written to House speaker Paul Ryan and minority leader Nancy Pelosi asking them to advance legislation to delay Medicaid DSH cuts once again.

The purpose of Medicaid DSH payments is to help hospitals that serve especially large numbers of low-income patients to absorb some of the losses they incur serving uninsured and underinsured people.  All private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals receive Medicaid DSH payments and NAUH recently wrote to House members asking them to sign this letter asking Mr. Ryan and Ms. Pelosi.

See the letter to House leaders here and see NAUH’s letter to House members here.

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