The nation’s essential hospitals – those committed to caring for low-income and other vulnerable people – face more than $1 billion in existing and proposed reductions to Medicaid and Medicare funding in fiscal years 2014 to 2016. And billions of dollars in reductions over the next decade, including more than $50 billion in Medicaid and Medicare disproportionate share hospital cuts, threaten these cornerstones of community health and well-being.
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