Though only a portion of the total increased federal spending under the Build Back Better Act provisions would flow to hospitals, researchers conclude that in the years during which additional subsidies would be provided, hospitals would be substantially better off overall than they are under current law, even after proposed Medicaid DSH cuts are taken into account.
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