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States may tap hospitals to help pay for Medicaid expansion in 2017
Modern Healthcare

Policymakers in Medicaid expansion states likely will try to wring some cash from hospitals starting in 2017 when the federal government no longer pays the full tab for the coverage expansion, experts say. Higher-than-expected enrollment means expansion states will be on the hook for hundreds of millions more than they anticipated when they took advantage of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion to adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level.