ACA Medicaid Expansion Helped NJ Save Millions in Charity Care

“Gov. Christie made the right decision for our state to expand Medicaid to more individuals, and it has had a real impact,” Betsy Ryan, president of the New Jersey Hospital Association, wrote in an op-ed published recently in NJ Spotlight. “But if the ACA is repealed without an adequate replacement, the number of uninsured will spike. Hospitals will provide the care needed, but it will require a reinvestment of state dollars into the charity-care pool to adequately pay hospitals for that care. If the reinvestment doesn’t occur, many New Jersey hospitals will struggle financially.”