CBO: Medicaid DSH, Uncompensated Care Cuts Save $34.5 Billion

By Michelle M. Stein / November 19, 2021 at 12:37 PM
The Congressional Budget Office on Thursday (Nov. 18) estimated that cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments and uncompensated care pools in non-Medicaid expansion states could save $34.5 billion over 10 years, as the policy is laid out in Democrats’ reconciliation package – but Democrats in non-expansion states have been pushing to get the cuts removed from the bill or at least limited to the same time frame as the Medicaid gap-fix coverage expansion. “The AHA, along with the majority...

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