Critical Access: Hospitals That Face Budget Traumas
Kaiser Health News examines the concept of "critical access hospitals." Meanwhile, a related story examines how the hospital district in Harris County, Texas, is key to the Houston area's safety net.
Kaiser Health News: Life Support For Ailing Hospitals
In the ongoing deficit reduction talks, critical access hospitals have been singled out at least twice as a program ripe for cutting: in President Barack Obama's budget proposal and by the Congressional Budget Office (Gold, 12/8).
Kaiser Health News/KUHF: Capsules: In Houston, The Doctor Can't See You Now
Surveys have repeatedly shown that one-third of adults in Harris County, which includes Houston and some of its suburbs, have no health insurance. For most of them, the hospital district is the medical safety net (Feibel, 12/8). This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes KHN, NPR and KUHF.