Hospitals and the 116th Congress

January 8, 2020
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GNYHA looks forward to working closely with members of the 116th Congress to ensure that our member hospitals and health systems can fulfill their core mission of providing the highest quality patient care.

As the nation’s health care delivery system transforms and evolves, GNYHA’s member hospitals and health systems remain deeply committed to delivering high-quality care in the most cost-effective way. But many GNYHA members struggle financially, and none can truly transform while under the constant threat of legislative and regulatory proposals that would reduce their already scarce resources.

GNYHA strongly urges the 116th Congress to reject any and all reimbursement cuts to hospitals. Our financially struggling safety net hospitals simply cannot absorb them, and they would threaten the patient care mission of our entire membership.

Congress must protect funding for safety net hospitals, address the physician shortage by enhancing graduate medical education programs, pursue legislative proposals that address the opioid crisis, and ensure any infrastructure legislation helps the hospital community. Congress should also strengthen the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage gains, stabilize ACA marketplaces, and help lower health care costs for consumers.

This tool details GNYHA’s legislative priorities for the 116th Congress.