(Seattle, WA) -- Washington state hospitals are struggling financially. According to the latest financial survey, hospitals across the state lost nearly two-billion dollars in the first half of 2022. The survey shows operating revenue increased by four-percent in the first six months of this year compared to 2021, but expenses went up by 11-percent over the same time period. The Washington St
Thursday (February 24) WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit has been filed against 14 hospitals, including Kadlec and St. Marys in Walla Walla
Suit claims hospitals failed to inform patients and offer charity financial care
The suit says the following, in part:
"Washington’s charity care law requires all hospitals — for-profit and non-profit, public and pri
Gov. Inslee, like he did in 2020, claims Washington state hospitals are overwhelmed, and has brought in National Guard to help with non-medical tasks. But what do the Health and Human Services numbers say?