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The Poor Get Poorer: the Fate of California’s Hospitals Under the Affordable Care Act
California Health Law News (2015)
  • Craig B. Garner
  • Samuel R. Maizel
Abstract
Distressed hospitals in California operate on small or non-existent profit margins. For many of these hospitals, Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) are the largest payors. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “Affordable Care Act”) was designed in part to increase the number of insured nation-wide, the result of which logically should have been positive for California hospitals. Any cause for celebration, however, must first prevail over the cost containment provisions firmly entrenched in the Affordable Care Act, as these regulations created new concerns for California’s financially distressed hospitals.
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Publication Date
Winter 2015
Citation Information
Craig B. Garner and Samuel R. Maizel. "The Poor Get Poorer: the Fate of California’s Hospitals Under the Affordable Care Act" California Health Law News Vol. XXXII Iss. 3 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craiggarner/32/