February 17, 2022
  • New research indicates that for-profit hospitals had higher unreimbursed Medicaid cost-to-expense ratios than nonprofit hospitals, despite nonprofits receiving tax exemptions for yielding community benefits like providing uncompensated care. Texas had the highest ratio of for-profit to nonprofit unreimbursed Medicaid costs to expenses, while New York and the District of Columbia had the lowest ratios. Researchers also found that the 28 states that expanded Medicaid by January 1, 2019 had a median for-profit to nonprofit relative ratio similar to the 17 states that did not expand it. (Study here)