A new study shows that the expansion of Medicaid keeps rural hospitals from closing in states like Colorado, which added some four hundred thousand people to their program. Thirty two states expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, not only cutting the the uninsured by huge margins but making hospitals six times more likely to keep open with the increase in insured patients. Host Dan Loney talks with Richard Lindrooth and Gregory Tung, Authors of the study and Professors in the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the University of Colorado’s Colorado School of Public Health, and Robert Field, Lecturer at The Wharton School and Professor of Law at Drexel University, to discuss the study’s findings and how they may play into the future of Medicaid on Knowledge at Wharton.
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