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Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states
Modern Healthcare

Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital sit just 20 miles apart on opposite sides of the Pennsylvania/New York border. They serve a similar patient population in the rural, forested region. They are both owned by the not-for-profit Upper Allegheny Health System.

But there is one striking difference between the two facilities. Olean General is in Democratic-led New York, which chose to expand Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level and has a functioning, state-run health insurance exchange that is signing up a significant number of previously uninsured people.