As critical federal fiscal deadlines approach, CHA is partnering with the American Hospital Association to host hospital advocacy days on Feb. 13 and Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C. In the coming months, Congress must address an increase in the national debt limit, automatic cuts known as “sequestration,” which were delayed until March 1 by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and the expiration of the continuing resolution that funds the federal government for fiscal year 2013. Hospitals remain vulnerable to payment cuts as each deadline approaches and compels Congress to make difficult federal budget decisions. It is important that congressional representatives hear directly from hospital leaders how these cuts would impact their communities.
Please register as soon as possible so CHA can coordinate visits with the California congressional delegation. To register, contact Megan Howard with CHA at [email protected] or (202) 488-3740. Hotel information will be available in the coming weeks.