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Safety Net Hospitals Face $53.3B in Uncompensated Care Costs by 2019
Health Leaders Media

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that lets states opt out of Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could saddle the nation’s safety net hospitals with $53.3 billion in uncompensated care costs by 2019, according to the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.

“It’s a projection based on [Congressional Budget Office] estimates of the additional number of uninsured as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision,” Beth Feldpush, vice president, policy and advocacy, at NAPH told HealthLeaders Media.