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Advocacy & Research
February 2010
SNAP notes that the governor’s proposed FY 2012 budget calls for $60 million in Medical Assistance cuts and that these cuts would be borne disproportionately by Pennsylvania’s safety-net hospitals. SNAP further notes that the payments slated for cuts – Medicaid inpatient disproportionate share (inpatient DSH), outpatient disproportionate share (outpatient DSH), medical education payments, and Community Access Fund payments – were specifically created to help hospitals that care for large numbers of low-income and uninsured patients yet have specifically been targeted for major reductions.