Health Care Providers to Face Financial Shortfalls Under a Subsidy Shutdown

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How would a Supreme Court ruling for the plaintiff in <em>King v. Burwell</em> affect health care providers? In the third post of a Commonwealth Fund Blog series, Joel Ario, Michael Kolber, and Deborah Bachrach of Manatt Health Solutions discuss how hospitals, physicians, and other providers would cope with a dramatic decline in patients with health insurance.<br /><br />
Providers would quickly face financial shortfalls, the authors say. Hospitals would be particularly hard hit, with some rural and safety-net hospitals likely to close or reduce services. Read the post