Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Billions In Hospital Costs Avoided Under ACA
A report from the Department of Health and Human Services indicates that hospitals have seen their costs reduced by some $7.4 billion last year as a result of formerly uninsured people having health insurance for the first time or having coverage under expanded Medicaid, under the Affordable Care Act. The use of emergency room facilities for primary care by uninsured patients ("uncompensated care") dropped significantly, resulting in cost savings. With more than 16 million people now covered under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. is seeing the lowest rate of uninsured in approximately 40 years.
The Republicans want you to know: it's Obama's fault.