Medicaid expansion that occurred under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is associated with improved hospital financial performance. This results in a substantially lower likelihood of closure, especially in rural markets with fewer insured people.
These findings were reported in "Understanding The Relationship Between Medicaid Expansions And Hospital Closures," by Richard C. Lindrooth, Ph.D.; Marcelo C. Perraillon, Ph.D.; Rose Y. Hardy; and Gregory J. Tung, Ph.D, and published in the January 2018 edition of Health Affairs. The researchers analyzed . . .