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Charity HealthCare Conundrum Brewing Among Providers
HealthLeaders Media

As millions of previously uninsured Americans gain access to affordable healthcare coverage, hospitals and health systems are reconsidering the generosity of their charity care policies. Improved healthcare coverage access, mainly through Medicaid expansion and the new insurance exchanges, has raised a thorny question for hospitals and health systems: Should low-income people who refuse to obtain affordable coverage be eligible for charity care?