Super Committee Deliberations Likely at an End
Various media reports indicate that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will conclude their work this afternoon without a final agreement. The Committee was tasked with finding $1.2-$1.5 trillion in savings over the next ten years. Various proposals included cuts and modifications to the rural health care safety net. Some proposals even called from eliminating Critical Access Hospital, Sole Community Hospital and Medicare Dependent Hospital designations. NRHA has maintained contact with various Capitol Hill offices throughout this process and has met with staff members from many Super Committee offices to make sure these proposals were not adopted. For more information on the conclusion of Super Committee work click here or here.
Continue to monitor this blog for information relating to the ongoing deficit reduction negotiations and all pending announcements. Please contact NRHA government affairs at (202) 639-0550 with any questions.