RE: Chris Christie decision to accept Medicaid expansion
Feb 26, 2013 | 938 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Statement from Dan Stultz

President and CEO

Texas Hospital Association

RE: Chris Christie decision to accept Medicaid expansion

“We applaud the very tough decision of Governor Chris Christie to become the eighth Republican governor to accept a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage.

“Texas hospitals would greatly benefit from the additional funds that our state would receive if we chose to expand Medicaid coverage here as well.  For hospitals here, this is not a Republican or Democratic issue, it’s an issue of financial survival for the local hospitals and medical care that the people of Texas depend upon every day.

“Let’s be clear: The expansion of Medicaid in Texas brings relief not only to Texas hospitals for the unreimbursed medical care they provide, but also for those with insurance and their employers who subsidize billions of dollars in uncompensated care through higher health insurance premiums.”

About the Texas Hospital Association

Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.orgor follow THA on Twitter @texashospitals.--------------

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