Amicus Brief Supports Advocate Christ Medical Center, et al., v. Xavier Becerra, Secretary Of Health And Human Services

The Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, Catholic Health Association, Federation of American Hospitals, and National Rural Health Association joined AHA in the brief In a friend-of-the-court brief. The organizations said HHS has adopted the view that a patient is entitled to Supplemental Security Income benefits only if the patient actually received cash SSI payments during a hospital stay, an interpretation that is inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s reasoning in Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation and continues the agency’s “long history of undermining the DSH program.”

View the brief below.