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November 13, 2017 (Cleveland)

Crain's Quotes Jarm on Proposed Cuts to Medicaid



Crain's Quote Jarm on Proposed Cuts to MedicaidOn Sunday, Nov. 12, Crain’s Cleveland published an article on proposed state cuts to Medicaid reimbursement, specifically a proposed rate cut of 5% over the biennium for the care provided to Medicaid recipients. The Center for Health Affairs estimates these cuts to Medicaid would result in a loss of $160 million over fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for the region's hospitals, leaving them with few options to make up those costs.

"The Center's members are looking at cutting services or cutting between 2,200 and 2,500 employees," said The Center's President & CEO, Tim Jarm, "It makes no sense to have $80 million a year taken out of the hospitals in Northeast Ohio, which is going to have significant ramifications both on shutting down programs and service lines or having to go and decrease employment at the hospitals."

To read the full Crain’s Cleveland piece on cuts to Medicaid, click here.

For more on this topic, visit our issue site devoted to Ohio Medicaid.

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