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"We've seen this administration undermine health care reform for years - and as a result not enough people have access to the insurance they need to stay healthy. A lot of them end up in the hospital as a result, but can't afford to pay for it," said
"For the more than 160 safety-net hospitals in
A provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated reductions in DSH payments because the rate of uninsured Americans was expected to drop as the health care law was enacted. However, because of partisan opposition, including this administration's repeated attempts to weaken the ACA, uninsured rates have not dropped as anticipated, and rose last year for the first time in a decade.
The program is designed to help hospitals - especially those in rural and underserved areas - afford the cost of providing life-saving health care to those who cannot afford it. Local hospitals in
A total of 47 of
The original letter is available here (https://harder.house.gov/sites/harder.house.gov/files/CA%20Delegation%20Medicaid%20DSH%20delay%20Final%20Letter%20with%20Signatures.pdf).