The following is an excerpt from Becker's Hospital Review.
More than 200 hospitals in the U.S. are at immediate risk of closing because of financial losses and lack of financial reserves to sustain operations, according to the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.
All but seven states have at least one rural hospital at immediate risk of shutting down.
Six states have half or more of their rural hospitals at high risk of shuttering.
Texas had the most with 76, while Hawaii had the highest percentage of at-risk rural hospitals with 75 percent.
Across the U.S., 631 rural hospitals — more than 29 percent nationwide — are either at immediate or high risk of closure.
Those at high risk either have low financial reserves or high dependence on nonpatient service revenues such as local taxes or state subsidies, according to the report.
View the state-by-state listing of rural hospitals at risk of closing as of October 2022 by clicking here.
Big Crow says
Here in MA the state run healthcare system is 90 million dollars in the hole from last year, free healthcare to the two out of nine illegal residents living here. People who pay for health insurance are being outright neglected by the state system.
Greig Altieri says
I live in the Dallas metro and we have hospitals on every corner with more being built. I have always wondered how they could all stay in business when many of them are just children hospitals?