The ever reliable Sarah Kliff recently posted a nice graphic, showing a dramatic decline in the number of hospital visits for which hospitals received little to no money, because the patients have no insurance. But this decline occurred almost exclusively in states that expanded Medicaid:
Political partisanship prevented many states from expanding Medicaid, despite the huge amount of federal money that would bring to the hospitals within their borders. As hospitals within these non-expanding states suffer, expect business pressure to mount, perhaps to the point that it overcomes our partisan dysfunction.
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