Saturday, December 23, 2017
Truman Med Teeters On The Brink Of Financial Crisis Amid New GOP Tax Cut Bill
Quick look at the local impact of tax cut legislation on locals in desperate need of healthcare access.
Examiner: Key hospital funding unresolved
"What’s the issue: Truman Medical Centers, with campuses near Lakewood and on Hospital Hill, is the area’s only safety net hospital. Critical funding is at stake, and Congress this week only passed a stopgap measure to address it.
"How does it affect me: About one-fourth of TMC’s patients lack health insurance. It provides more than $100 million a year in uncompensated care – one-third of that for residents of Eastern Jackson County."
Developing . . .