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“Swift Action” Needed to Protect Patient Access to Care – FAH Leader Reacts to Government Funding Extension

 FAH Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Charlene MacDonald issued the following statement after the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend negotiations into March and avert a partial government shutdown: 

“We applaud Congress for working together to take this important step toward funding the government. It is now time to take action to protect patient access to care by extending critical hospital funding programs ahead of the upcoming March 8th deadline. Swift action to avert Medicaid cuts to hospitals and extend payment adjustments for rural hospital care will provide urgently needed stability to hospitals and the patients we serve in the face of today’s uncertain operating environment.”