Double-Whammy for Public Hospitals

Moon, Susanna
March 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2007, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the implications of the proposed Medicare budget cuts for public hospitals in the U.S. The plan by the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to stem spending in Medicare and Medicaid may feel like a one-two punch to public hospitals. In California, Medicaid represents about 48 percent of public hospital funding. Public hospitals could lose $500 million a year under the Medicaid rule, according to the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.


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