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Trade Bill Includes Medicare Cuts

NAHC Opposes Medicare Cuts to Fund Trade Bill

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) on Tuesday partnered with three other leading health care associations to oppose the Medicare cuts included in the trade legislation. NAHC and the three other organizations—the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American Health Care Association—sent a letter on Tuesday to members of the US Senate and House opposing a provision in the legislation reauthorizing the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program that would include cuts to Medicare as a pay-for to offset the cost of the legislation. Senior groups, including the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, also criticized the Medicare cuts.

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