Tag: Tenncare

City Council and The MED

The Memphis City Council is grappling with the prospect of funding The MED. The City Council voted Tuesday to delay a request for $2 million in temporary funding for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis so it can work toward…

Propping up TennCare

The Tennessee Hospital Association voted to recommend a bed tax to help fund TennCare. The tax, which the association is calling a “coverage fee,” could range from 1 percent to 2 percent of a hospital’s annual gross receipts. The idea…

How About You Just Pay ALL Of It.

The Memphis Daily News reports that the Shelby County Commission will take up the issue of funding for the Regional Medical Center (The MED) again today The resolution is sponsored by Commissioner George Flinn. Flinn originally called for a greater…

A New Tax on Hospitals?

Tom Humphrey talks about the latest attempt to save charity hospitals such as THE MED. The Tennessee Hospital Association is floating the idea of a new “bed tax” on hospitals as a means of offsetting the impact of Gov. Phil…