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The Senate voted 51-50 to move to debate on the American Health Care Act; we urge all hospitals to continue to weigh in with their Senate offices this week.

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The Senate approved a motion to proceed, which is needed to open floor debate of a repeal bill; it remains unclear how the Senate will proceed.

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A vote to consider Affordable Care Act repeal legislation is expected July 25; call your senators and urge them to reject the latest repeal plan.

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Senate Majority Leader McConnell said he would bring up a repeal-only bill that includes a two-year transition period for replacing the Affordable Care Act, but three Republican senators oppose the plan.

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Senate Republican leadership continues negotiations with Republican holdouts; a vote on the bill is expected before the month-long August recess.

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Researchers from George Washington University and The Commonwealth Fund found the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 could cause an estimated 1.45 million jobs to disappear by 2026.

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Negotiations continue; areas of contention include the Medicaid per-capita cap growth rate and the phase out of Medicaid expansion enhanced funding.

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CBO found the bill would lead to 22 million fewer insured and cut more than $772 billion from Medicaid over 10 years; Republican leaders will delay vote until after July Fourth recess.

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A revised draft of the Senate bill was released to address some Republicans' concerns, but it made no meaningful changes to the bill’s Medicaid provisions.

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We urge hospitals with Republican senators to use this time to apply pressure; this might be your last chance to influence the outcome of this vote.

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A group of Republican and Democratic governors sent a letter to Senate leadership encouraging a bipartisan approach to repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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Senate Republican leadership recently indicated the possibility of a vote by the end of July, before the month-long August recess.

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The plan would reduce funding for social and entitlement programs for low-income Americans by $1.7 trillion, including a $610 billion cut to Medicaid.

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Senate Republicans stay focused on a strategy to repeal and replace the ACA; committees hold hearings on public health, Medicare, and chronic conditions.

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An initiative aims to convene and support an essential providers network to promote payment and delivery reform amid uncertainty surrounding health policy.

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A 13-member Senate working group made up of conservative and moderate Republicans now begins to craft its own version of the legislation.

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Three new amendments garnered enough Republican support to pass the bill in a 217-213 vote; CBO has not scored the bill since the amendments were added.

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Samuel Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, testified at an event held by House Democrats on the Republican-proposed bill to repeal the ACA.

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The replacement plan would make steep cuts to Medicaid and leave an estimated 24 million more people uninsured, compared with current law under the ACA.

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This legislation is moving with unusual speed and could reach the Senate floor as early as next week if it wins House approval Thursday.

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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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Whether you join us or support the fight from home, urge lawmakers to ensure continued coverage access and stable, equitable, sustainable Medicaid funding.

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The new BMC study underscores “the importance of continued support for safety-net and minority-serving hospitals as national reform unfolds."

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The plan would convert Medicaid to a program managed entirely by states through block grants or per-capita allotments from the federal government.

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The National Safety Net Advancement Center at Arizona State University has announced virtual learning collaboratives and grant funding of up to $80,000 for hospitals working to overcome payment and care delivery reform challenges.

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Feedback due Nov. 17 on provisions to implement MIPS and APM participation incentives; MIPS quality measures of particular interest to hospitals

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New data brief from Essential Hospitals Institute investigates which hospital characteristics are linked with lower CMS star ratings and finds that large, urban, teaching hospitals tend to receive lower star ratings.

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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.