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FAH Leader Reacts to White House's FY2020 Budget

March 11, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Financing, Medicare

The new White House budget imposes arbitrary and blunt Medicare cuts to hospitals who care for the nation’s most vulnerable. The impact on care for seniors would be devastating. Not to mention that massive reductions would drastically reduce resources critical to care for low-income Americans and cripple efforts to stave off the looming physician shortage.

Hospitals are less and less able to cover the cost of care for Medicare patients, it is no time to gut Medicare.