Government Says Affordable Care Act Reducing Uncompensated Hospital Care

Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will save hospitals $5.7 billion in uncompensated care, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report issued Sept. 24, 2014.

(Report available. Document #93-140930-021X.)

States that expanded Medicaid under the ACA will see savings of up to $4.2 billion, or about 74 percent of the savings, according to the HHS.

Under the ACA, states could expand their Medicaid services and provide coverage to families with incomes at or below 133 percent of...
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