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As the Senate considers the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, America’s Essential Hospitals and its more than 300 members urge lawmakers to protect low-income and other Americans who face financial challenges—and the hospitals on which they rely.

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America's Essential Hospitals urges lawmakers to protect vulnerable people and the hospitals on which they depend as work to repeal the Affordable Care Act and reform entitlement programs progresses.

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The BBA’s “site neutral” policy creates serious, unintended consequences for vulnerable people, and CMS rules do not provide enough flexibility.

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The association is urging policymakers to pair any repeal of the Affordable Care Act with simultaneous passage of a comprehensive replacement.

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Without Medicaid DSH payments, our members would have suffered a 6.21 percent loss in 2014. Congress should postpone DSH cuts until at least FY 2020.

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America’s Essential Hospitals supports H.R. 5273, the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act. Section 102 of the bill would help level the playing field for essential hospitals in Medicare's readmissions reduction program.

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Proposed Medicaid managed care regulations effectively would end supplemental payments that have been in effect for at least a generation to many essential hospitals.

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Essential hospitals rely on Medicare as a vital funding source for about a quarter of their patients. But funding shortfalls and regulatory changes that would further undermine the program put vulnerable patients at risk.

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Proposed regulations would dramatically narrow access to 340B, harming vulnerable patients and putting entire communities at risk of losing vital services.

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Formula for cuts seeks to direct funds to hospitals most in need, but relies on insufficient data. Congress should freeze Medicare DSH cuts and seek to better understand their impact on patients and hospitals.

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Essential hospitals meet their commitment to vulnerable patients across regions and states with innovative technology.

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Socioeconomic factors affect health and health care outcomes. Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program must account for this to avoid unfairly penalizing hospitals that care for large volumes of vulnerable patients.

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Despite improvements in health care access and quality, disparities in care persist. Learn about the challenges to reducing disparities and what essential hospital are doing to improve equity.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.