THA Pres: We Must Find a Solution to Healthcare Finance Issues

“With federal health care reform, Texas had an unprecedented opportunity to cover a large portion of the state’s adult uninsured population,” Shaw said. “But because the state’s leadership made a philosophical point of rejecting this option, more than one million Texans will remain uninsured. At the same time, Texas hospitals are dealing with steep funding cuts.” Full Story

Fitch Lowers Outlook for Not-For-Profit Hospitals

“The sector as a whole will face weakening business conditions and contracting margins as not-for-profit hospitals adjust to changing dynamics brought on by the Affordable Care Act and insurance companies, employers, and other industry participants seek to control healthcare costs,” said Moody’s assistant vice president and analyst Daniel Steingart. Full Story