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The Affordable Care Act isn't wiping out unpaid hospital bills

The Affordable Care Act isn't wiping out unpaid hospital bills

By Melanie Evans  |  March 05, 2016

The promise of the ACA for hospitals was that bad debt—a figure that reflects bills a hospital can't collect—would shrink substantially under the law's coverage expansions. The reality, so far, is less uniformly dramatic, even though 20 million fewer Americans are uninsured.

On the ground in Iowa: The real healthcare story as caucuses loom

On the ground in Iowa: The real healthcare story as caucuses loom

By Harris Meyer  |  January 16, 2016

Political observers say healthcare won't be the top issue for most Iowa caucusgoers when they gather to pick their respective party nominees. But sharply clashing views about Obamacare are helping shape the climate, conversations with healthcare providers and voters in Cedar Rapids suggest.

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