Hilton health plan seeks $2.3M to help people who are sick or disabled get health care
Hilton Health Care, the largest health care company in the United States, announced Wednesday it will seek $2 million to help eligible people pay their medical bills with help from a state Medicaid program.
The plan is the latest step in the company’s effort to expand its coverage and services to its 2.3 million Medicare beneficiaries, as it struggles to keep up with rising costs.
The plan would help provide coverage to people who qualify under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, as well as people with disabilities.
Hilton said it would provide $2,500 to each eligible customer, a dollar per person for each appointment.
It also would provide another $500 per month to the Medicaid program for those with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
Herman, a former health care executive, was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board by President Barack Obama in January.
He has called for a $10 trillion infrastructure program that would help rebuild America and pay for health care.