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AHA reports $75.5 billion in unpaid care in 2009
Modern Healthcare

U.S. community hospitals provided $39 billion in free care in 2009, and another $36.5 billion in care for which government insurance programs did not reimburse them, an annual American Hospital Association analysis says. Both figures were notable increases from prior years, with uncompensated-care costs rising 6% and unreimbursed federal care rising 12.7%.