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Healthcare industry hostile to Medicare for All

House Democratic leaders are swiftly moving legislation to shore up Obamacare, saying they have a mandate from voters to fight back against the Trump administration’s “sabotage” of the healthcare system. The proposals they are weighing align neatly with the desires of the healthcare industry by injecting billions of federal dollars into Obamacare. While they’re likely… Read More »

Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »