The Tarrant County Hospital District, which operates as JPS Health Network, could see a $10 million revenue shortfall in fiscal 2010 due to more uninsured patients seeking medical care. The increased demand by patients without insurance may result in the system’s first deficit since 1975.

Officials said last week that the number of patients with private insurance is down 3% from 2008, reducing the taxpayer-supported district’s revenue by $21 million this year from last year’s level.

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