NAPH Chief Warns of 'Disaster' if States Don't Expand Medicaid
HLM: What's the solution? Obviously you wish states would not decline the expansion?
Siegel: Yes. We hope, I hope, that citizens put pressure on their states to expand and I hope that HHS (the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) finds a way to cajole the states into expanding. And I hope that Congress restores the DSH cuts. But hope is not policy.
We need real action on this, but now we have gridlock in Washington that is going to go at least through the election. And 13 million people may not get coverage and may not have a safety net because of gridlock.
HLM: Where will the biggest impact from this hit?
Siegel: The biggest gap in coverage will be in Texas and Florida, and smaller [impact] in other states.
- Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals
- 3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle
- Medicare Advantage Carriers See 'No Choice' But to Accept Cuts
- Physicians to Appeal 'Docs v. Glocks' Ruling in FL
- IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes
- Healthcare Costs Start With What We Eat
- Handshaking Spreads Germs. Get Over It.
- Revenue Cycles Get a Boost from Simple JPEG Files
- Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch
- Anatomy of 3 Health System Rebranding Efforts