Evolving Picture of Nine Safety-Net Hospitals: Implications of the ACA and Other Strategies

Executive Summary
  1. Coughlin TA, Long SK, Sheen E, Tolbert J. 2012. How five leading safety-net hospitals are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of health care reform. Health Affairs. 8(2012):1690-1697.  Coughlin TA, Long SK, Peters R, Arguello R. 2014. Strategies in 4 safety-net hospitals to adapt to the ACA. Washington, DC: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

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Issue Brief
  1. Elmendorf DW. CBO’s analysis of the major health care legislation enacted in March 2010: statement before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives,

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  2. Coughlin TA, Long SK, Sheen E, Tolbert J. 2012. How five leading safety-net hospitals are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of health care reform. Health Affairs. 8(2012):1690-1697.  Coughlin TA, Long SK, Peters R, Arguello R. 2014. Strategies in 4 safety-net hospitals to adapt to the ACA. Washington, DC: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

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  3.   Coughlin TA, Long SK, Sheen E, Tolbert J. 2012. How five leading safety-net hospitals are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of health care reform. Health Affairs. 8(2012):1690-1697. Coughlin TA, Long SK, Peters R, Arguello R. 2014. Strategies in 4 safety-net hospitals to adapt to the ACA. Washington, DC: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

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  4. See for example, DeLeire T, Joynt K and R McDonald. 2014. Impact of Insurance Expansion on hospital uncompensated care costs in 2014. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, September 24.

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  5. Ibid.

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