Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Healthcare

January 2018

Virginia's Hospitals:  Their Financial Strength Improves
Virginia's Hospitals: Their Financial Strength Improves — A new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute shows that the overall finances of Virginia hospitals have substantially improved between the numbers published in 2016 and those in December 2017.  More important is the bigger picture:  Since 2012, hospital profits have risen from $1.58 billion to $2.15 billion, hospital net worth has risen from $14.75 billion to $19.3 billion, and the number of hospitals operating at a deficit has fallen from 42 to 28.  As hospitals argue for Medicaid expansion and monopoly-type protections provided by Certificate of Public Need laws, these are figures worth keeping in mind. Read It Here!

December 2017

Healthcare Handbook Offers Ideas on Medicaid Reforms, Healthcare Competition
Healthcare Handbook Offers Ideas on Medicaid Reforms, Healthcare Competition — A new "Healthcare Handbook" released by the Thomas Jefferson Institute offers a collection of 17 essays by practitioners and public policy specialists offering reforms for healthcare in Virginia.  The essays especially focus on several issues, including Medicaid expansion, reform of Certificate o Public Need laws, and "Right to Shop" laws.  Read It Here!

September 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Virginia Gains if Obamacare Replaced
Jefferson Journal: Virginia Gains if Obamacare Replaced — By Michael Thompson  The Obamacare health replacement debate has re-entered the public arena with the dramatic new effort by center-right Senators Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy.  the idea is to send block grants to the states to spend on state designed and managed health care systems.  For Virginia, it means $3 billion in new healthcare funds.  (9/22/2017)   Read It Here!

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