June 06, 2022
In Pennsylvania, Medicaid supplemental payments to hospitals help ensure that Pennsylvanians can continue to access many essential health care services.
Pennsylvania does not have a public hospital system. Instead, hospitals partner with the state to ensure all Pennsylvanians can access the care they need. Hospitals are always open and provide care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Medicaid supplemental payments are one way the commonwealth acknowledges that partnership.
HAP is advocating for the 2022-2023 state budget to include $29.7 million in continued Medicaid supplemental payments Governor Tom Wolf has proposed. That includes $13 million for critical access hospitals that serve rural communities, $8.66 million for trauma centers, $4.4 million for burn centers, and $3.68 million for obstetrics and neonatal units.
Here are five ways that Medicaid supplemental payments support Pennsylvanians’ health:
For more information about HAP’s state budget advocacy, contact Heather Tyler, HAP’s vice president, state legislative advocacy.
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