The AHA and other national hospital organizations today urged Senate leadership and senators supporting a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure agreement reached with President Biden last week not to extend the 2% mandatory sequestration cut to Medicare or use unspent COVID-19 provider relief funds to help pay for the package.

“Our hospitals are committed to caring for patients during this difficult moment in history, and we expect those challenges to remain for the length of the public health emergency and beyond,” the organizations wrote.

Joining AHA in signing the letter were America’s Essential Hospitals, the Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Children’s Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Premier healthcare alliance, and Vizient Inc.

 

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