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Safety Net Hospitals Raise Concerns on DSH Cuts
Health Leaders Media

The nation’s safety net hospitals are concerned that the proposed cuts to disproportionate share payments that take place next year under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may not be on the same timetable as the expansion of health insurance coverage. Beth Feldpush, vice president for advocacy and policy at the National Association of Public Hospitals, says that specific cuts to DSH payments were written into the ACA regardless of whether or not healthcare coverage is extended to an additional 50 million people who are currently uninsured.