As Congress returns from the August district work period, Premier urged lawmakers to advance bipartisan policies with broad stakeholder support to strengthen our nation’s healthcare infrastructure, improve patient access to care and lower the cost of care. In a letter to Congressional leaders, Premier pressed lawmakers to address legislative healthcare priorities by Oct. 1, including:
- Preventing impending cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments;
- Reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act; and
- Providing continuing funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) as well as other expiring public health programs.