September 25, 2019 / 9:39 PM / 21 days ago

Hospital group asks appellate court to declare drug program cuts unlawful

The American Hospital Association is urging a federal appeals court to find that the Trump administration unlawfully imposed a “severe” $1.6 billion cut to subsidies that Medicare pays certain hospitals to obtain discounted pharmaceutical medications.

The trade association and a group of nonprofit hospitals in a brief on Tuesday urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to uphold a judge’s ruling holding that the administration lacked authority to impose the cuts.

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