Working to prevent the scheduled October 2019 reduction of Medicaid DSH allocations to the states, NASH has reached out to the House of Representatives for help.
In a message delivered to all House members, NASH asked those members to sign onto a bipartisan letter being circulated by two of their colleagues, Representatives Eliot Engel (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX), that asks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to advance legislation to delay an Affordable Care Act-mandated reduction of Medicaid disproportionate share allocations to the states. Congress has already delayed this cut three times.
In its letter, NASH explains that
If implemented, this cut would be harmful for private safety-net hospitals and the communities they serve throughout the country.