December 7, 2012

25 Days to the Fiscal Cliff and Counting

Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO

On Tuesday, more hospital leaders arrive in Washington to reinforce our key messages on Capitol Hill at a critical time in the current budget debate. Options on the table that would jeopardize patient access to hospital care are flying fast and furious. The impact on your hospital and community of these reductions won't be obvious to your legislators until you explain them. And if they don't hear from you, they will assume that we don't object! They also need to know about our poll showing a gap between what policymakers are considering and what the public expects; almost seven out of 10 voters reject cutting hospital funding for Medicare and Medicaid and that voters believe that funding cuts would decrease access to health services for seniors. Whether you join us in Washington or tune into our Town Hall Interactive Webcast and contact legislators from home, we have developed some great tools that will empower you to become a confident advocate


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