For Hospitals, Financial Health May Hinge On Gov. Races

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT) -- After the U.S. Supreme Court gave states the power to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion provision, this fall's gubernatorial races grew more compelling for the nation's hospitals, whose financial health could rest on who occupies governors mansions next year, experts say.

Races in some states such as Washington, New Hampshire and Indiana have the potential to bring new decision makers to state capitals, where lawmakers must decide whether to take the expansion plunge and the increased federal dollars — and costs —...
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