Hospital Provision of Uncompensated Care and Public Program Enrollment

Lynn A. Blewett, Gestur Davidson

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Hospital provision of uncompensated care is partly a function of insurance coverage of state populations. As states expand insurance coverage options and reduce the number of uninsured, hospital provision of uncompensated care should also decrease. Controlling for hospital characteristics and market factors, the authors estimate that increases in MinnesotaCare (a state-subsidized health insurance program for the working poor) enrollment resulted in a 5-year cumulative savings of $58.6 million in hospital uncompensated care costs. Efforts to evaluate access expansions should take into account the costs of the program and the savings associated with reductions in hospital uncompensated care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-527
Number of pages19
JournalMedical Care Research and Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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  • state health policy
  • uncompensated care
  • uninsured


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