Becker's Healthcare May 24, 2024
Alan Condon

Chicago-based CommonSpirit is concerned about Medicaid funding across many of the states in which it operates, but “doubly concerned” about California, its strongest market and the state in which about 30% of its business occurs, CFO Dan Morissette said during a May 23 investor call.

Earlier this month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlined plans to divert more than $7 billion in funding from the healthcare sector to address a major funding deficit.

The governor’s proposal would reallocate $6.7 billion from Medi-Cal provider rate increases set for Jan. 1, 2025, to balance the state budget, which is facing a shortfall of $27.6 billion this year and a projected deficit of $28.4 billion in 2025.

“We’re doubly concerned given the...

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