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Lawmakers urged to extend health programs
Modern Healthcare

As Congress prepares for a busy last month of the year, the American Hospital Association is lobbying lawmakers to support legislation that will extend some health programs that are set to expire. In a letter Tuesday to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee, AHA Executive Vice President Richard Pollack emphasized that it is hard for the nation’s hospitals to plan for both patient and community needs when the future of a healthcare program is uncertain.