Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial nominee Karl Dean pushed back Wednesday against GOP criticism of his TV ad talking about multiple rural hospital closings in the state. Dean has used the issue of rural hospital closings to make his case for Medicaid expansion.
The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) hasn’t gotten what it’s wanted from the GOP-controlled General Assembly in recent years – namely Medicaid expansion – but still sees opportunity in the 2018 state elections.
Ballad Health Executive Chairman, President and CEO Alan Levine went to bat for rural hospitals in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday by advocating a major legislative change to Medicare.
The Tennessee Hospital Association has released its Economic Report, which says the financial impact of health care industry employment in 2015 – the most recent year for which data are available – was $18.3 billion, of which hospital employment was $6 billion.