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CHA Releases Summary of Health Care Provisions in American Taxpayer Relief Act

CHA has created a detailed summary of the health care related provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), which President Obama signed Jan. 3 to partially avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The ATRA resolves several tax issues, delays sequestration for two months and addresses the pending 27 percent reduction in Medicare physician payments as well as other health care issues. 

CHA strongly supports the need to address spending cuts to Medicare physician payments; however, we are very disappointed the “physician fix” price tag of $25 billion is offset by substantial cuts to hospital payments and to the state’s safety net. The ATRA summary, which  includes national and statewide financial impact estimates, is available for members at