Support Financing to Ensure Hospital System Stabilization and Sustainability – All Texas hospitals face increased risk with uncertain waiver funding and pending federal health care changes. While no group of Medicaid hospitals are paid their Medicaid costs; the largest public hospitals in Texas received the lowest Medicaid payments, and the smallest share of costs covered. Reductions in waiver funding for THOT members will trigger negative margins; service reductions and/or increased pressure on property taxes. Health care services and other essential GME, Trauma, and public health services are at risk.
THOT supports equitable, efficient targeting of scarce funds through:
- Appropriating GR for rate increases and/or providing flexibility for industry-funded rate increases.
- Targeting scarce funds to individual hospitals serving a disproportionate share of uninsured Texans and those on Medicaid.
Please contact THOT@thotonline.org with questions.