Study: ACA repeal would increase uncompensated care by $1.1 trillion over 10 years

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A partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 29.8 million over 10 years, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The resulting increase in uncompensated care could total $1.1 trillion between 2019 and 2028,... read more

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Tags: Coverage, uncompensated care

MHA: Missouri hospitals continue to bear cost of state's high uninsured rate

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Uncompensated care costs at Missouri hospitals increased 469% between 2004 and 2014, according to the Missouri Hospital Association’s annual Community Investment Report. In 2014, the state’s hospitals provided $1.3 billion in uncompensated care, including $723 million in charity care and $590 million in... read more

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Tags: Community benefit, Coverage, Medicaid, uncompensated care

Report: 4.3 million people would gain coverage if all states expanded Medicaid

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An estimated 4.3 million people would gain health coverage in 2016 if the 21 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were to do so, according to an updated analysis released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report provides estimates of Medicaid enrollment and the... read more

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Tags: Coverage, Medicaid, uncompensated care

Cost-shifting in Hospitals

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Earlier this week the New York Times ran a column about hospitals cost shifting to private insurers. Here is the reality for hospitals.

Cost shifts have been a fact of hospital financial survival for decades. Currently Medicare pays 88 cents for every dollar of care provided while Medicaid pays 90 cents... read more

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Tags: Medicare, Medicaid, access, uncompensated care

HHS estimates 2014 reduction in hospital uncompensated care costs under ACA

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Hospital uncompensated care costs were about 21%, or $7.4 billion, lower in 2014 due to gains in health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services. More than two-thirds of the estimated reduction ($5 billion) was in... read more

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Tags: Coverage, Medicaid, uncompensated care

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