Healthcare Industry Reacts to the BCRA

Healthcare leaders and advocacy groups universally panned the Better Care Reconciliation Act, citing concerns that the bill will harm rather than help America’s most vulnerable patients. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the BCRA would leave 22 million Americans without health coverage by the next decade. Below, you can read the responses from several healthcare …

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 in the highly anticipated King v. Burwell decision. According to Healthcare Finance News, the ruling means that “more than six million residents in the 34 states with federal exchanges can keep their tax subsidies for healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act.” The article …

Hospitals’ Uncompensated Care Fell By $7.4 Billion in 2014

According to a government report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on March 23, 2015, the expansion of healthcare to millions of Americans through the Affordable Care Act brought hospitals’ costs of caring for uninsured individuals down an estimated $7.4 billion dollars in 2014. Reuters reports that hospitals’ uncompensated care costs …

How the healthcare reform impacts hospital strategies

This past Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as healthcare reform. Many healthcare facilities were concerned on what impact the reform would have on their current consolidation and strategic investment in clinics and information technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, hospitals need not …