Citing provisions that would leave an additional 22 million people uninsured by 2026 and reduce federal investment in Medicaid-covered health care approximately $772 billion over the next decade, the National Association of Urban Hospitals has asked members of the Senate to vote “no” on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

In a message to senators, NAUH noted that the bill fails to restore Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts that were used to finance the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and that it would limit states’ ability to use provider taxes to finance their Medicaid programs.

NAUH also observed that the manner in which the bill would limit future growth in federal Medicaid spending could force states to reduce Medicaid eligibility, benefits, and payments to providers.

See NAUH’s message to senators about the Better Care Reconciliation Act here.