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Medicaid Expansion State Hospitals Report Less Bad Debt
HealthLeaders Media

Not-for-profit hospitals operating in the 29 states that expanded their Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act saw “significant” decreases in bad debt when compared with hospitals in non-expansion states, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

However, Moody’s also found that the Medicaid expansion did not affect the bottom-line financial performance of the hospitals. In fact, financial performance improved for hospitals in every state in 2014 thanks largely to an improving economy.