In the past, hospital watchers have talked more about the impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion program than the impact of the exchange program. (Photo: iStock)

Killing the Affordable Care Act public health insurance exchange system and its premium subsidy program might cost U.S. hospitals more revenue than killing the ACA Medicaid expansion program.

A team of analysts hired by the Chicago-based American Hospital Association and the Washington-based Federation of American Hospitals includes predictions supporting that possibility in a look at how full or partial ACA repeal might affect hospitals.

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