Medicaid: Essential to America's Hospitals and Communities
A Series of State Fact Sheets from Families USA, February 2012
Our hospitals help keep us healthy. They provide emergency care. They are training grounds for tomorrow’s physicians. They are major employers in our communities, creating jobs and generating business activity across the state.
. . . And they rely on Medicaid.
Cuts to federal Medicaid funding would mean less funding for our hospitals, and that would put pressure on their operations. The effects would vary: Some hospitals might have to cut staff, some might cut services, some might delay equipment upgrades, some might postpone new buildings, and some might delay purchasing new technology. And any state resident who needs hospital care would be affected, not just those who rely on Medicaid. Cuts to federal Medicaid spending will hurt hospitals—and all of us.
State fact sheets are being added as they are completed. If your state is not available, please check back.