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January 2014
SNAP submits detailed comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare on Governor Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania proposal to bring health care reform and health insurance to Pennsylvania. These comments supplement SNAP’s January 9 testimony at a hearing on the reform plan.
January 2014
SNAP president Michael Chirieleison testified at a public hearing in Harrisburg soliciting comments on Governor Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania proposal to bring health care reform and health insurance expansion to Pennsylvania. The testimony includes suggestions for improving the Healthy Pennsylvania proposal.
October 2013
SNAP asks members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation to urge their colleagues serving on the congressional budget conference committee to protect the state’s private safety-net hospitals during their deliberations by rejecting proposals to reduce Medicaid and Medicare payments to hospitals.
July 2013
SNAP sends a message to members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation asking them to support H.R. 1920, the DSH Reduction Relief Act of 2013. That bill calls for delaying implementation of Affordable Care Act-mandated cuts in Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicare DSH) and Medicaid DSH payments for two years, until FY 2016.
July 2013
SNAP submits comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed regulation reducing future allotments to states for Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicaid DSH). In the letter, SNAP expresses support for some aspects of the proposal, offers recommendations for improving CMS’s proposed methodology, and expresses support for the administration’s budget proposal to delay all Medicaid DSH cuts for one year.