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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.  Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals receive, and greatly benefit from, Medicaid DSH payments.

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

Filed in Federal Medicaid issues.

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