The latest news seems to indicate that the AHCA (i.e. "TrumpCare") is not going to make it out of the legislature, allowing many financially distressed hospitals to keep their doors open a little longer.
But in the long-term, with technology advances reducing the number and length of hospital stays and the continuing pressure on Medicaid payments for the population in most need of care, the decline in demand for hospital beds and the resulting financial distress for many hospitals is very likely to continue.
From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to file for bankruptcy. Here are nine hospitals that have filed for bankruptcy since Jan. 1, beginning with the most recent.