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California hospitals save millions under ACA, yet financial challenges still loom
USC Annenberg

California hospitals could save millions in cost reductions thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion, though those figures don’t tell the full financial story, according to the California Hospital Association.

Last week, the Obama administration projected that hospitals nationwide will save $5.7 billion in uncompensated care costs. That expected savings comes from fewer uninsured individuals unable to pay their bills, and more patients covered under the Medicaid expansion.