Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Medical experts differ with Gov. Perry on Medicaid policy

Last week's edition of the Dallas Business Journal published a front page article explaining why Dallas area hospital leaders disagree with Texas Governor Rick Perry's opposition to expanding Medicaid care with increased federal funding.  Here's what they had to say:

Hospitals say Medicaid expansion is critical
by Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer and Matt Joyce, Staff Writer
Date: Friday, August 3, 2012, 5:00am CDT - Last Modified: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 1:16pm CDT Description: Advertisement

Gov. Rick Perry’s rejection of Medicaid expansion in Texas will shift costs to the privately insured, increase uncompensated care expenses and raise mortality rates, all while more uninsured patients crowd North Texas emergency rooms.

That’s the consensus of hospital industry leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area about the impact of Perry’s decision to spurn $70 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid in a way that would make more Texans eligible for the program.

Click here to read the entire report.

1 comment:

Johnson said...

Nice blog about Medical experts on Medicaid policy.
Thank you.....
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