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AHA Lobbies Congress for ‘Shared Sacrifice’
Health Leaders Media

The American Hospital Association is calling for “shared sacrifice” from the greater society – even if it means higher taxes or raising the Medicare eligibility age – if that would help the nation’s hospitals avoid further reimbursement cuts over the next decade.

“It’s the theme of shared sacrifice,” AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack told HealthLeaders Media. “If we are going to tackle these major problems, you can’t keep going back to the same well. It is everybody’s responsibility to step up to the plate in the name of shared sacrifice.”