This report was released on September 24, 2014 by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). The report summarized research from several hospital sources on the effect of the health insurance coverage expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). Through the second quarter of 2014, payer mix shifted. Volumes of uninsured/self-pay admissions dropped substantially, especially in Medicaid expansion states. Hospitals' ncompensated care costs are projected to drop by 16 . . .
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