Possible Entitlement Cuts as the Fiscal Deadline Approaches

Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2015 11:10 AM

There are 2 major federal government deadlines:

  • November 3, 2015 – Congress to raise the federal debt limit to prevent the government from risking default
  • December 11, 2015 – Congress to pass legislation to fund the federal government to prevent government shutdown

Some lawmakers raised the prospect of some potential cuts to programs like Medicare and Medicaid. NAHC is monitoring this and opposes any offset that would impose HHA copays or include payment rate cuts. HHA copays would be a “sick” tax and additional payment rate cuts would directly impact access to care for Medicare home health beneficiaries. Many leaders have expressed strong opinions and NAHC encourages everyone to contact members of Congress using NAHC’s Legislative Action Center (click here), and ask them to oppose any home health copays or payment cuts to offset the cost of any legislation. Click here to read more.

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