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AHA moves lobbying effort to stop ACA repeal to Senate
Modern Healthcare

Feeling unheard in the House, the American Hospital Association is turning to the Senate to stop the American Health Care Act from becoming law.

The hospital industry’s largest lobbying organization met and shared its concerns with House leadership about provisions of the law it feels will result in millions of people losing coverage, which could ultimately harm the financial stability of many hospitals when their uncompensated-care costs soar.

“We cannot support the bill in its present form,” Rick Pollack, CEO of the AHA, said at a news conference Friday.

The AHA is concerned that the bill will cut billions in Medicaid funding, roll back the program’s expansion and provide low income and older individuals with inadequate tax credits to afford coverage.