New Plan May Yield Millions More in Federal Health Care Funding
Some health care groups in Central Texas are working on a plan they hope will yield millions of dollars in federal funding for local hospitals and businesses, but officials are not quite sure how it’s going to work. KUT’s Andy Uhler spoke with Sandra Zaragoza of the Austin Business Journal about this new plan.
The program is called the 1115 waiver, and it’s a federal program that essentially gives the state and federal governments more flexibility in how they fund health care-related programs. It changes how the federal funding is directed. So it creates a pool for uncompensated care and also a pool for health care related projects, those that have to do with increasing access to care or prevention for example.
Read more about the new plan in Zaragoza’s story in the Austin Business Journal.