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Comparing the Affordable Care Act’s Financial Impact on Safety-Net Hospitals in States That Expanded Medicaid and Those That Did Not

Description
Examines how Medicaid expansion affected the financial health of safety-net hospitals, and compares hospitals in expansion states with hospitals in non-expansion states. Findings are based on data from Medicare's fiscal year 2012-2015 hospital cost reports, and explain changes in operating margins, Medicaid inpatient days, Medicaid revenues and costs, and uncompensated care costs.
Author(s)
Allen Dobson, Joan DaVanzo, Randy Haught, Phap-Hoa Luu
Date
11/2017
Type
Document
Organization
Commonwealth Fund
Tagged as
Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Medicaid · Policy · Statistics and data