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The Cost Shift Myth: Read Colorado Health Institute’s Report

The Cost Shift Myth: Read Colorado Health Institute’s Report

The Cost Shift Myth New State Report Suggests Existing Policies Haven’t Controlled Hospital Costs. Will New Strategies Be Needed? Published: February 13, 2019 | Updated: February 15, 2019 Key Takeaways Advocates for Medicaid expansion promoted the idea that hospitals charge extra to patients with private insurance to make up for underpayments from the uninsured and public programs. A new report from Colorado’s Medicaid agency calls into question this theory of the “cost shift.” Leading economists have debunked the cost shift, saying…

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