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Our View: Protect Access to Care, Stop Medicare DSH Cuts

While the federal government’s formula to reduce Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments tries to direct most funding to hospitals with high volumes of Medicaid and low-income Medicare patients, it relies on insufficient data to do this. More than two years after Medicare DSH cuts began, it is still unclear what their long-term impact will be. Congress should freeze the cuts and seek to better understand their impact on patients and hospitals.

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