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29 Dec My AJC: No action from Congress as cuts loom for hospitals that care for poor

“In a blow to hospitals that care for the poor, Congress left Washington Friday without blocking looming federal cuts that could cost Georgia hospitals potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.

For several years, hospitals in Georgia and other states that provide medical care to broke patients have gotten federal money to help pay for that. But when the Affordable Care Act passed, that federal money was scheduled to go away over time, because lawmakers assumed that states would expand Medicaid to insure those patients instead. But Georgia didn’t expand Medicaid, so Congress has been quashing the cuts as they come up, delaying them.

But this year, they didn’t.”

Read More: http://www.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/action-from-congress-cuts-loom-for-hospitals-that-care-for-poor/fa3Bcka1lPkdd3DqmWWthO/