The Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act revives an expensive problem for U.S. hospitals: Who pays for the uninsured?

Hospitals, and companies that operate them such as Tenet Healthcare and Community Health Systems, have been on a roller-coaster since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who said during his campaign that “everybody’s got to be covered.” However, the latest Republican bill to replace Obamacare would add millions of people to the uninsured rolls, and, in turn, would increase the amount of care that hospitals end up providing without getting paid for it.

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