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Ascension hit by higher expenses for the newly insured
Modern Healthcare

While Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., is benefiting from Medicaid expansion, its operating margin dipped slightly in its most recent quarter as expenses rose faster than the revenue gains.

Ascension, which operates 131 hospitals in more than 20 states, posted a $112 million operating surplus on $5.19 billion in revenue in its fiscal 2016 first quarter. which ended Sept. 30.