LEWISTON, Maine - Maine hospitals are seeing bad debt and charity care costs skyrocket. It comes at a time when individuals have more options to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
But Maine is one of 22 states that opted not to expand Medicaid under the ACA. And that decision, some hospital leaders say, is one of the primary drivers behind the rise in uncompensated care. Patty Wight reports on how hospitals are coping with millions in lost revenue.