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Hospitals’ uncompensated care will drop $5.7 billion this year: HHS
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration has a new projection of the benefit hospitals will enjoy this year as they provide less care that no one pays for: $5.7 billion. Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are getting most of it.

According to a report HHS posted Wednesday, hospitals in the 26 states that raised Medicaid eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will save about $4.2 billion because of lower costs of uncompensated care, while those in states that resisted the Medicaid expansion will save $1.5 billion.