Patients Fall Through Cracks as Hospitals Cut Back on Charity Care

Patients Fall Through Cracks as Hospitals Cut Back on Charity Care

September 22, 2014

Link to Kansas City Star article
“Hospitals are really struggling with prioritizing who should get financial aid and what it should be. How do they help the people who need help the most without discouraging people from getting insurance?” said Melinda Hatton, general counsel of the American Hospital Association. It is not clear yet how many hospitals already have made their financial assistance policies stricter, but examples have been cropping up across the country.