TX hospital execs meeting in Lubbock to learn about new reforms - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/21/10

TX hospital execs meeting in Lubbock to learn about new reforms

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Hospital executives from all over Texas participated Wednesday in a Lubbock "town hall" meeting on the issue of recent healthcare reform.

The Texas Hospital Association says local hospitals need to know that reforms won't come all at once, but rather, they'll be phased in over 10 years. The association says local hospitals also need to understand that no legislation is perfect but this is a "good start."

Dan Stultz, President of the Texas Hospitals Association, says "The health care reform bill is so huge, so complex, over 2,000 pages, that we're trying to explain what's actually in it. I think that's very important."

Part of the new reform bill is that local hospitals are looking at federal cuts in Medicaid.  They're hoping to get some help from the state to make up the lost revenue.

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