Rural Hospitals in Calif., Other States At Risk of Closure
Fifty rural hospitals in the United States have closed since 2010, and hundreds more -- including some in California -- are vulnerable to closure in the coming years, according to a recent report from iVantage Health Analytics. The report found that hospitals in states that did not expand Medicaid were more vulnerable to closure. Specifically, 8.5% of rural hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid were considered vulnerable to closure, compared with 16.5% of rural hospitals in states that did not expand Medicaid.
- "283 Rural Hospitals Vulnerable to Closure: 5 Things to Know" (Ellison, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/1).