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@WBEZ reporter 📻 health care = politics. Contributor to @npr @KHNews; @headlineclub @IRE_NICAR #FOIAFest! Have a tip?
Aug 27, 2018 16 tweets 10 min read
.@CookCtyHealth is the region’s medical safety net, known for treating everyone whether they can pay or not. But how much free health care can it provide? The estimated tab this year: about half a billion dollars. Here’s why. Read/listen @WBEZ (1/16) >> 2 big reasons: 1) @CookCtyHealth’s share of free care is growing, while other hospitals in #CookCounty provide less 2) #CookCounty health system’s ability to bill & get paid. (2/16) @cookcountygov