from the ACA’s cuts to hospital reimbursement and other hospitals disagree and say that they will “not gain from Medicaid expansion, since it undermines more generously reimbursed private coverage.” (Dorn 2013) The Medicaid expansion will reduce the number of uninsured people which means all those people who didn’t have insurance before will now have insurance which will reduce hospital uncompensated care and hospitals will see more and more people visiting because they are insured. Hospitals like the idea of everyone having insurance, even if it is Medicaid because the burden of having so many uninsured patients, a lot of which do not pay their medical bills because they cannot afford it will be gone. Hospitals are sick of being stuck with the bills that the uninsured cannot afford to pay so Medicaid will help offset this. The Medicaid expansion will also cause a “small reduction in hospitals private insurance revenues.” (Dorn 2013) This will result in being undercompensated due to Medicaid. Hospitals
are estimated to have a net loss of $2.1 million dollars if all states expand Medicaid but Medicaid
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- Fall '14
- Health insurance in the United States