“Starting next year, the federal government won’t penalize people who don’t carry health insurance, so fewer people are expected to be insured. Hospitals, required to provide emergency care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay, are expecting more red ink as a result.
This might hurt a little.
“The insured patients have to make it up. Which means your insurance is going up,” said John Strange, CEO of St. Luke’s in Duluth.” ~St. Peter Herald, April 3rd