FY2020 Health Enterprise Fund Forecast

FY2020 Health Fund Forecast

Cook County is responsible for providing access to crucial public health care services to over five million residents, regardless of residents’ ability to pay or citizenship status. The hospital system is composed of the following elements: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Provident Hospital of Cook County, Oak Forest Health Center of Cook County, the Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and the Cook County Department of Public Health. The FY2020 outlook for the Health Enterprise Fund includes a $6.8 million shortfall. This projection assumes a flat operating tax allocation for the Health System of $102 million.

Health Fund Revenue Projections

The Health Fund is supported by fees, health plan revenues and supplemental payments for care provided by the County. Revenues project $149.6 million below the FY2019 adopted budget. 

Health Fund Expenditure Projections

Health Fund expenditures are expected to decrease by $142.8 million below the FY2019 appropriation due to adjusted enrollment projections expected to lower costs. 

Additional information is available by clicking on page two of the chart below, including a drop-down menu that allows for a further level of detail.

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