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Safety Net Executives Renew Call to Preserve DSH Payments
Health Leaders Media

The nation’s safety net hospitals this week launched another long-shot bid to halt “crippling” disproportionate share payments. In a letter Monday to House and Senate leaders, 102 executives representing 250 safety net hospitals across the nation protested that the statutory cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding—more than $18 billion through 2019—”simply cannot be justified,” now that about half the states have rejected Medicaid coverage expansion.