MHA Disappointed in Line-item Vetoes of Healthcare Funding

Posted on October 01, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.

MHA CEO Brian PetersThe MHA is disappointed with the governor’s line-item vetoes in the fiscal year 2020 budget for the state Department of Health and Human Services. For too long, hospitals in Michigan have operated with inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates, which have continually moved further away from providing the full cost of care. The elimination of funding for hospitals further exacerbates the financial burden on Michigan hospitals, primarily those that are small or rural, and threatens access to care in our most vulnerable communities. The MHA will continue to work with elected officials to secure critical financial support to hospitals that provide access to timely, lifesaving services. 


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Tags: budget, Brian Peters, advocacy, small and rural hospitals, Governor Whitmer

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