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Hospitals Look to Health Law, Cutting Charity
« on: May 26, 2014, 03:20:22 PM »
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Hospital systems around the country have started scaling back financial assistance for lower- and middle-income people without health insurance, hoping to push them into signing up for coverage through the new online marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act.

The trend is troubling to advocates for the uninsured, who say raising fees will inevitably cause some to skip care rather than buy insurance that they consider unaffordable. Though the number of hospitals tightening access to free or discounted care appears limited so far, many say they are considering doing so, and experts predict that stricter policies will become increasingly common.

Driving the new policies is the cost of charity care, which is partly covered by government but remains a burden for many hospitals. The new law also reduces federal aid to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor and uninsured people, creating an additional pressure on some to restrict charity care.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/26/us/hospitals-look-to-health-law-cutting-charity.html?_r=1

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Re: Hospitals Look to Health Law, Cutting Charity
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 10:35:04 PM »
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The new law also reduces federal aid to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor and uninsured people, creating an additional pressure on some to restrict charity care.


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Re: Hospitals Look to Health Law, Cutting Charity
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 10:48:49 PM »
The beauty of Obamacare is that EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS in healthcare will be credited to or blamed on the ACA. 

Poor people being turned away at hospitals?

Suck on it, Obama.
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Re: Hospitals Look to Health Law, Cutting Charity
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 01:41:12 AM »
The Latter Day Saints has an organization called the Relief Society. They feed homeless people and provide other sorts of counseling. This program was started by Brigham Young and Eliza R. Snow both provided a historical account of the society and described its purpose to seek "not only for the relief of the poor, but the accomplishment of every good and noble work."
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