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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Introduces Bill to Protect New Jersey Hospitals

September 20, 2018
Press Release

Toms River, New Jersey—Today Congressman Tom MacArthur introduced a bill to protect New Jersey’s hospitals from the Administration’s decision to end Medicare’s Imputed Rural Floor policy. 

“For years this policy has ensured that New Jersey hospitals receive their fair share of Medicare dollars. Last year alone this policy brought over $36 million to hospitals in our state so they can take better care of New Jerseyans. Our Congressional delegation has always been united in defense of our hospitals, and we won’t stop now. I’m proud to be leading this effort in Congress to undo this unfair decision.”

The bill was co-led by Reps. Norcross and Pascrell, and includes every member of the New Jersey House delegation as an original cosponsor.  The legislation would undo the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s recent administrative decision to discontinue the imputed rural floor policy, and would make the policy permanent in law.