Year-End Congressional Priorities

CHA is urging Congress to address three priority issues in legislation that will be moving forward in in the lame-duck session before the end of the year. They are:

  • Support for hospitals and long-term care facilities to address the ongoing financial challenges, including elimination of the pending 4% Medicare Pay-As-You-Go Act sequestration cuts from taking effect in 2023.
  • Extending current telehealth waivers for two years to allow Congress to continue to evaluate and work on a permanent expansion of telehealth programs and ensure continued access to care for rural and underserved communities.
  • Establishing 12-month Medicaid postpartum coverage and Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance continuous coverage for children as required federal benefits to address maternal mortality and improve the health and well-being of mothers, babies, and children.

We encourage you to ask your members of Congress to ensure that these priorities are included in the year-end spending package—CHA is making the following resources available to assist you in your advocacy efforts:

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