Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hospitals Agree to Contribute $155 Billion to Cover the Uninsured

The Washington Post reports that the American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, and the Catholic Health Association have agreed to contribute $155 billion over the next ten years to help provide coverage for the uninsured.

By agreeing to the plan, which involved discussions with members of the Obama Administration and Senate Finance Committee, the hospital associations recognized that they will receive lower payments for services under Medicare and Medicaid and for services provided to the uninsured.

The agreement follows a similar revenue reduction agreement reached with pharmaceutical companies made two weeks ago.

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Source: The Washington Post

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