2014–2015 State Budget Maintains Funding for PA Hospitals
The 2014–2015 state budget and accompanying fiscal code passed by the
General Assembly largely maintains hospital funding at 2013–2014 fiscal year
levels. This reflects that health care funding was a priority, even in a
difficult budget year.
addition, it makes no changes to the Quality Care Assessment, and it replaces
lost Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) matching funds for the
inpatient, outpatient, and capitation lines. The budget also assumes
implementation of the Governor’s Healthy PA 1115 Waiver for increased insurance coverage.
Pennsylvania hospitals provide critical health care to the state’s
citizens and support the state’s economy. In 55 of the 67 Pennsylvania
counties, hospitals remain among the top five employers, providing
family-sustaining jobs and solid benefits.
Affordable, accessible, quality health care requires a strong investment
of state funds to support hospitals and health systems.
HAP continues to educate and work with Pennsylvania policymakers to
maintain hospitals’ vital services to their communities, and secure hospitals’
roles as top employers.