5.7 Billion Reasons Hospitals Love Obamacare

October 26, 2014 8:25 PM

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5.7 Billion Reasons Hospitals Love Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act has a lot of missions, but it's unlikely that fattening hospital balance sheets was one of them. Yet, that's exactly what has happened in the year following Obamacare's first open enrollment period.

According to HCA Holdings , one of America's largest hospital operators, both hospital admissions and profits have jumped in the past year. That may be a bit surprising given that many worried that readmission penalties, falling Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and exchange plans squeezing hospi...

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