Nonprofit hospitals focused more on community needs under the ACA. That may change.
The Washington Post - 03/14/2017
Advocates hoped the health law would change this. The idea was to push these facilities to invest more in public health initiatives that do not directly earn them money. But it is hard to gauge whether that has happened.
“You can find hospitals that have done this. But . . . are we seeing a real shift in the hospital community? Or are these a few hospitals that are outliers?” asked Gary Young, director of the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research at Northeastern University. “We’ve asked them to make a sea change in how they’re doing things. And that can’t happen overnight.”