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Hospitals serving the uninsured face challenge under Obamacare

The Washington Post, April 17, 2013
Hospitals that treat the most vulnerable patients may have the toughest time weathering spending cuts under President Obama's health-care law. Approximately 1,500 hospitals nationwide are known as "safety net" providers because they care for a larger portion of uninsured patients than their competitors. Under the Affordable Care Act, the safety-net hospitals will gain a new source of revenue when millions of the uninsured gain coverage. At the same time, the law's spending cuts could prove challenging for hospitals that tend to operate with relatively small profit margins.