A review of federal and state data shows that South Shore Community Hospital in Redlands, California, is receiving a massive infusion of taxpayer dollars from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The hospital’s budget for the current fiscal year is $2.1 million, and the state is expected to award it another $1.6 million, according to the department.
But in contrast, the nearest hospital in Redwood City, California — one of the state’s most expensive — is receiving less than $500,000 from the state.
That means South Shore has been able to keep the facility afloat with an eye on the federal health care law’s expansion of Medicaid.
The city has also been able, in recent years, to reduce its hospital costs while also keeping its hospital open, said city spokeswoman Amy Stiles.
The federal health law requires hospitals to be operated with “high quality patient care and patient safety.”
Hospitals like South Shore that serve the most vulnerable in society — elderly and the poor — have been targeted the most.
The program is meant to cover the costs of caring for people with serious health issues, including people with HIV and other communicable diseases.
But some of the most expensive hospital chains, like Southern California Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center, have been particularly aggressive in expanding Medicaid under the law.
The state has also sought to expand Medicaid to more communities, and South Shore is the largest provider in the state, receiving more than $1 million in federal funds over the last two years.
It is the most generous of the five hospitals to receive federal funding.
South Shore currently serves more than 100,000 patients, and Stiles said that while some of its patients may not be able to afford a room, they should be able access it.
“It’s really important to us that we can keep patients as healthy as possible,” Stiles told the Los Angeles Times.
South Side is also facing pressure from California’s Medicaid expansion, which is expected in 2019.
The law requires states to expand their Medicaid programs to cover people with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
This means that people with income of $27,200 will now be able receive a full federal match, and will pay the same percentage of their income as the state would have charged.
This is the same as the federal government’s standard Medicaid spending level.
But while South Shore’s Medicaid costs have gone down, the state has had to raise them to pay for the expansion.
That has led to a growing backlog of bills.
In the last fiscal year, South Shore incurred $1,000 in additional hospital bills, which were largely related to the Medicaid expansion.
The bill that caused the most strain, for instance, was for $1 billion that had to be paid by the end of April.
The new budget would also force the hospital to pay the cost of paying for an extra two weeks of medical leave.
For some patients, it is an added burden.
“I am a disabled person,” one patient, who has a heart condition, told the LA Times.
“This is a new policy.
This has never happened before.”
South Shore Health system is the third hospital in the Redwood community to get the most money.
The other two, Loma Linda University Medical Center in California’s San Francisco Bay area and the nearby Mount Sinai Medical Center on Long Island, received nearly $1 and $800 million, respectively, according the city’s mayor.
The most expensive South Shore hospital is located in Redwoods.
The nearby Redlands Community Hospital, with more than 150,000 beds, received just $400,000 over the past two years, according Stiles, the city spokeswoman.
The largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, in the city of Redlands’ downtown, received $2 million over the same period, while the largest hospital within its own community received $1 in the last financial year.
Southshore has faced similar financial pressures in the past.
In 2014, a large portion of its operating budget was for Medicare.
But since then, the hospital has seen a steady increase in patients, as well as a decrease in Medicare reimbursements.
That meant that its annual operating budget dropped by $900,000 between 2014 and 2015.
The financial squeeze on the hospital also led to an increase in the number of residents needing to stay overnight in hospitals and clinics, said John Tulloch, who teaches medicine at California State University, Long Beach.
The Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump, provides some financial relief for hospitals, which have been hit hard by cuts to Medicaid and other federal programs.
But the legislation has also come with its own set of challenges.
The first, and most significant, challenge is that the health care legislation was written with the goal of expanding Medicaid.
So far, the law has only been rolled out in 21 states, and there are still hundreds of millions of people in the country who are