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Obamacare to save US hospitals $5.7bn in 2014

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5893 (Published 26 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5893
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

US hospitals are projected to save $5.7bn (£3.5bn; €4.5bn) in uncompensated care costs in 2014 because of the increased number of patients who have obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, shows an analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services.1

Three quarters (74%) of the …

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