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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 »

Health concerns drive voters to back Medicaid, weed and trans rights

Alabama and West Virginia voted measures into their constitutions that restrict abortion. Alabama’s Amendment 2 adds language to the state Constitution to give a fetus the same rights as a human who has been born. Abortion rights supporters worry that the amendment could be used to criminalize some forms of in-vitro fertilization and contraception. There… Read More »