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Stack of cash Some experts suggest that uncompensated care results in increased costs for insured patients, resulting in higher premiums for employer-based health plans. (Credit: ShutterstockProfessional/Shutterstock.com)

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cut the cost of uncompensated health care in the U.S. by one-third, a new report finds.

The report by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) studied how uncompensated care was affected after the ACA, also called Obamacare, was implemented in 2014. KFF researchers looked at uncompensated care over a wide range of services and settings during two time periods: one before the ACA marketplaces opened (2011-2013) and the other following the opening of the marketplaces (2015-2017.)

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