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As First Blush Of Health Law Fades, Hospitals’ Profits Drop Back To Modest

Hospitals at first were seeing more new patients because of the Affordable Care Act, but now, with debt from large mergers climbing and the rise of high-deductible plans, some think hospitals have been "left holding the bag." But one health system in Wisconsin credits the health law for an increase in its profits.

Marketplace: Hospitals See Modest Profits After Obamacare Binge
Life was really good in the for-profit hospital world after the Affordable Care Act became law. Hospitals made money from waves of new patients insured under the ACA, but now the wave is receding. Tenet Healthcare will become the latest in the sector to report earnings, Monday afternoon. (Marshall-Genzer, 2/22)

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