KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

There are new facts on Wellmont Health Care System's plan to explore financial options to stay afloat financially.

The Kingsport-based system announced Thursday it will partner with Kaufman, Hall, and Associates, a consulting firm, to help them make operating decisions.

Wellmont says the Affordable Health Care Act and failure of states to expand Medicaid is making it more difficult to remain profitable.

They hope to keep investing in doctors and technology to provide the best care possible.

Click here to read more about Wellmont's plan.