jama1Hospitals in states that expanded their Medicaid programs as provided for in the Affordable Care Act experienced increased Medicaid revenue, reduced uncompensated care costs, and higher profit margins compared to hospitals in states that did not expand their Medicaid programs.

These findings for 2014 come from the new study “Association Between the 2014 Medicaid Expansion and US Hospital Finances” published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Find that study here.