SID SALTER: Uncompensated care makes hospitals vulnerable

In examining repeal of the ACA and implementation of the proposed GOP-based American Health Care Act, Mississippi’s congressional delegation must consider the impact of federal health care policy on Mississippi’s rural hospitals lest access to basic health care in the state contract significantly.

Public health care is kind of like the old Fram oil filter commercial. You can pay now or pay later, but as taxpayers, we will ultimately pay for the provision of public health care at the federal, state and local level.

Clarion Ledger