Senate Medicare Sequestration Moratorium Advocacy

The Senate is expect to soon consider bipartisan legislation introduced last week by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, that would prevent the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments, known as sequestration, from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The AHA is asking its members to immediately help muster support in the Senate — particularly among Republicans — for the Medicare Sequester Relief Act (S. 748). New analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released March 23 reinforces why additional support is necessary as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten hospitals’ and healthy systems’ financial stability and their ability to continue to provide essential services to their patients and communities. Sixty votes will be needed to pass the bill in the Senate. Please let your senators know now is not the time for Medicare cuts to hospitals and health systems.

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