Because University Medical Center of El Paso is located in one of the largest, yet poorest cities in Texas, the number of people we serve who qualify for charity or discounted healthcare services is astounding. It takes approximately $32 million a month to run the county hospital.

In FY 2015 UMC received approximately $65 million in Hospital District operating taxes, yet we provided $354 million in uncompensated care to the uninsured and working poor population in the El Paso community. And many of the services that are paid for were reimbursed at lower levels than the area’s private hospitals receive where most patients are commercially insured. That’s because more than 35% of their patients are covered by Medicaid or Medicare, which are government programs that pay significantly less than private insurers.

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