In March 2010, Urban Institute authors, John Holahan and Bowen Garrett, published a report analyzing the impact of health care reform proposals on the amount of uncompensated care - the total cost to health care providers of both charity care and bad debt. The authors estimate that the cost of uncompensated care will fall from $62.1 billion in 2009 to $46.6 billion in 2019 under the Senate bill, and to $36.5 billion in 2019 with the House bill. The impact on uncompensated care of the large reductions in the uninsured is somewhat offset by increases . . .
Industry Resource |