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Governor Tom Wolf’s fiscal year 2019–2020 state budget calls for $34.1 billion in general fund spending. The budget plan addresses three hospital priorities:

  • Maintains funding levels for Medical Assistance supplemental payments for critical access hospitals, obstetrics/neonatal units, burn care centers, and trauma centers
  • Preserves Tobacco Settlement Fund monies used for hospital uncompensated care and extraordinary care expenses to help cover costs for services to under- and uninsured patients
  • Upholds the five-year Quality Care Assessment funding agreement which benefits hospitals and the general fund

This state budget cycle, HAP will work with members of the hospital community, the General Assembly, and the Governor’s Office to ensure the hospital voice is heard while policymakers are determining priorities for state dollars.

Related News

March 14, 2019

HAP Supports Changes to Ensure High-Quality Care for Trauma Patients

To preserve the high-quality care being provided at Pennsylvania’s trauma centers, Representative Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Representative Michael Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) introduced House Bill 786 this week.


March 05, 2019

News Release: Innovative Pilot Aims to Boost Rural Community Health

Members of the hospital community joined Wolf Administration leaders today to announce a new pilot program designed to improve rural community health and provide financial stability for rural hospitals.


February 26, 2019

PA House Committee Dives into DOH and DDAP Budget Requests

Appearing before the House Appropriations Committee, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) faced questioning from members of the committee about the department’s budgetary requests for the 2019–2020 fiscal year.


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