Harvey could financially hurt struggling Houston hospitals

September 5, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to financially hobble many already strained Texas medical centers, according to an article on the Fox Business website.

The storm has forced hospitals to cancel surgeries, evacuate patients and contend with food and supply shortages. 

Even bigger challenges are expected in coming months when people who have lost homes and jobs avoid medical treatment or seek charitable care.

"A lot of hospitals already were burdened by uncompensated care...they were already struggling, and this will make things much harder,"  Vivian Ho, a healthcare economist at Rice University, said in the article.

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