To: The Washington State House, The Washington State Senate, and Governor Jay Inslee

Washington state legislators: Save our Critical Access Hospitals

Stop proposed cuts in funding for our 38 rural Critical Access Hospitals. This is a matter of life and death.

Why is this important?

We are asking that no cuts be made to Washington's 38 Critical Access Hospitals. The cuts would eliminate cost-based reimbursement for their care of Medicaid patients while saving only 1.5% of its total spending on Medicaid. A small savings for the state but would cause these rural hospitals to drastically reduce their services, cut their staff or possibly close.