The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals today urged President-elect Trump and congressional leaders to preserve health coverage gains as part of any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. However, in the event such protection does not occur, they urged them to restore reductions to payments for hospital services that were included in the ACA. “According to reports, it appears that the Congress is moving to reconsider the ACA in the early days of the new year without enacting accompanying legislation specifically guaranteeing similar coverage for those who will lose it,” wrote AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn.

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