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Stethoscope and dollar The Urban Institute analysis finds that in the affected states, new subsidies would amount to an increase of $19.6 billion in overall health care spending. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A proposed expansion of Medicaid under President Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBBA) would increase funds for hospitals in several states, more than balancing out cuts to funding for uncompensated care. The findings, released in a report by the Urban Institute, address some of the outcomes of the proposed legislation’s impact on hospitals and providers.

Health care reforms in the BBBA are complicated, but their goal is simple: to expand health care coverage and affordability via the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Obama-era health reform law has been successful on both counts for many Americans, but loopholes and gaps in coverage have emerged over the years.

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