This joint state-federal alert is seeking your attention and action on two issues:
- Support for one-time state funding to stabilize hospitals and long-term increases in Medi-Cal reimbursements
- Support for a federal bill to delay Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts
Support Needed for One-Time State Funding Request, Increases in Medi-Cal Reimbursements
CHA is asking hospital leaders to send a letter to the state senator and Assembly member who represent your hospital to voice your support for a one-time request for funds to stabilize distressed hospitals, as well as increases in Medi-Cal reimbursements. Share your unique story about the challenges created by financial distress, and the impact on the community you serve should a neighboring hospital be forced to reduce services. Legislators must understand the unique challenges in their communities and the importance of protecting access to patient care. This letter framework provides a high-level guide to the messages you should include in your letter.
Please send your letters by May 10 and send copies to Mark Farouk at email@example.com.
Urge U.S. Representatives to Delay Upcoming Medicaid DSH Cuts
CHA is asking for your help to support passage of a bill that would delay planned Medicaid DSH cuts and significantly reduce resources to California hospitals. This comes at a time when hospitals cannot withstand the additional reductions being considered in House subcommittees.
CHA is asking hospital leaders to call or email your U.S. representative to ask them to:
- Co-sponsor the Supporting Safety Net Hospitals Act (H.R. 2665), legislation to delay the Medicaid DSH cuts that are scheduled for Oct. 1.
- Sign a letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives calling for urgent action on the legislation.
Please call or email your representative by May 11.