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Category Archives: sequester

FAH Urges Congress to Refocus on Pandemic & Provide Hospital Relief During Lame Duck

November 19, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Sequester, Statement

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter to congressional leaders today urging lawmakers to refocus on the pandemic and provide much-needed relief for hospitals before the end of the year.

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Extending a Financial Lifeline to Caregivers

November 11, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare, Sequester

Frontline health workers bravely fight COVID-19 every day, but that battle could soon be made harder by an onerous budget law enacted almost eight years ago – the Medicare sequester.

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Medicare Hearing: An Important First Step in Protecting Patient Care

May 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare, Rural, Sequester

FAH appreciates the leadership of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, specifically Chairman Tiberi and Ranking Member Levin, for holding a hearing about the importance of the Medicare program – present and future. Now more than ever, hospitals need policymakers to stand up for our patients and ensure hospitals will be there for our communities. Our mission is to care for anyone that walks through the door, day or night, but these uncertain times are forcing difficult decisions on scaling back staff and services – ultimately hurting the people and places we serve.

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FAH on President’s FY17 Budget: Proposed Funding Cuts are “Warmed Over,” Weaken Patient Access

February 09, 2016 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, General, Medicaid, Medicare, Sequester

President Obama’s FY17 budget misses the mark. It does offer hope for sustaining and expanding coverage gains. And it lifts the Medicare sequestration - but nullifies any benefit by replacing it with warmed over cuts that would threaten patient access to hospital care for low income Americans and seniors.

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