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Hospitals see blue-red divide early into Obamacare's coverage expansion

The Washington Post, May 13, 2014

A few months into Obamacare's coverage expansion, there's been plenty of debate about where the millions of newly insured have obtained coverage — whether through the law's exchanges, directly from an insurer, through expanded Medicaid or through an employer. The health-care law's immediate impact is a little more clear in hospitals, which are starting to report who's coming through their doors during the first months of expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act. I went through the last couple of weeks of earnings calls for publicly traded hospitals, who are reporting their first full quarter of results since the ACA took full effect.