Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

April 30, 2015 6:46 PM

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St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md., is one of the 131 hospitals run by Ascension Health. It's a not-for-profit, Catholic health care system that treats many low-income patients who can't pay their bills.

When patients show up in the hospital without health insurance, they often receive charity care — the hospital treats the person and then swallows some or all of the costs.

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