Facility costs are the fastest growing cost in workers’ comp.
Rural hospitals are in deep financial trouble – many are shutting floors, wings, or are closing entirely.
Medicaid is all that is keeping many rural hospitals afloat – Mercy Hospital’s days are done…And work requirements will cost hospitals billions.
Arkansas has already kicked 18,000 people off Medicaid – mostly because the state’s Medicaid work requirement program is unbelievably poorly run, its leaders don’t know a damn thing about challenges faced by poor people, and no one at the state or federal level is demanding they get their stuff together.
So, what does this mean for work comp payers in Arkansas?
- 18,000 more Arkansans are now uninsured
- Rural and urban hospitals are looking for pennies in the couch cushions.
- Work comp has lots of pennies.