Budget Saves Millions for Safety Net Hospitals
Gov. Rick Scott’s budget proposes repealing a law known as “hospital tiering,” which could cause Florida safety-net hospitals to lose millions of dollars a year, the Miami Herald reports.
Hospitals such as Jackson Health System in South Florida and Tampa General Hospital stand to lose $40 million and $15 million, respectively, according to the Herald.
The tiering law requires that counties using local money to earn federal matching dollars share that money with counties that don’t raise their local funds.