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Hospitals Saving Millions In States That Expanded Medicaid: Study
The Huffington Post

Hospitals in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act have witnessed a significant decrease in the volume of uninsured patients treated and the amount of charity care provided in the first quarter of 2014, according to a new study by the Colorado Hospital Association released Monday.

After gathering data from 465 hospitals in 30 states — 15 that expanded Medicaid and 15 that did not — the report concluded that in states that chose to participate in Medicaid expansion, the average charity care cost per hospital decreased from $2.8 million to $1.9 million.