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Public hospitals wary of ruling on Medicaid
Modern Healthcare

Public hospital representatives voiced concern about part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying the ruling could stymie the Medicaid expansion that is essential to safety net hospitals.

The high court’s decision said the government could not restrict existing Medicaid funding to a state if the state does not expand its Medicaid program to the levels dictated by the law.