As the first of two deadlines to fund the federal government approaches Jan. 19, the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care yesterday launched a television ad on network and cable news shows urging Congress to reject Medicare cuts to hospitals and health systems already pushed to the brink by broken supply chains, workforce shortages and high inflation. The Coalition, whose founding members include the AHA, also will resume running its recent ad highlighting how corporate insurers are driving up health care costs while too often denying essential care for patients who need it most. The Coalition will amplify the ads in digital campaigns.

Visit aha.org for the latest tools and resources to help educate lawmakers about why these site-neutral payment reductions would reduce access to patient care.

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