Hospitals in states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act enjoyed improved financial performance, a new analysis has found.
According to the report from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based on FY 2015 data,
- In states that expanded Medicaid through the ACA, hospitals had $5.0 million in increased Medicaid revenue and $3.2 million decreased uncompensated care costs, on average per hospital.
- Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid through the ACA improved average operating margins by 2.5 percentage points.
- Small hospitals, for-profit and non-federal government-operated hospitals, and those in non-metropolitan areas saw the strongest gains in profit margins.
Go here for the report “How Has the ACA Changed Finances for Different Types of Hospitals? Updated Insights from 2015 Cost Report Data.”