ACA Medicaid Expansion Drove Large Drop in Uncompensated Care

Nov. 6, 2019 | Matt Broaddus | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

From the article: ” From 2013 to 2016, as the uninsured rate fell nationally from 14.5 to 8.6 percent (or by more than two-fifths), uncompensated care costs as a share of hospital operating expenses fell by 38 percent. This equates to nearly $22 billion in reduced uncompensated care costs in 2016 alone.”

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