Will Medicaid expansion 'bankrupt' Ky. hospitals?

November 7, 2013 11:16 PM

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Will Medicaid expansion 'bankrupt' Ky. hospitals?

Sen. Rand Paul says the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion may "bankrupt" rural hospitals in Kentucky. But state health care leaders say its hospitals stand to benefit, since the expansion would provide insurance to those who otherwise wouldn't be able to pay their hospital bills.

Paul, a Kentucky Republican who has introduced legislation that would repeal the Medicaid expansion, made his remarks on "This Week" when host George Stephanopoulos asked about the successful launch of the state health care exchange. The Kentucky website, kynect, had none of the problems plaguing th...

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