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00:00:02
>> As Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, shepherd the Republican Health Plan through Congress, many hospitals across the United States worry any roll back of Medicaid would endanger their plans for the future. Healthcare correspondent, Yasmin Abutalab is on the story.>> A lot of hospitals that serve low income or rural populations.
00:00:21
So a bid decrease and uncompensated care cause because of thematic head extension, suddenly a lot of patience could actually pay for their care. And now they're not sure how many those people could their insurance under the publican plan, the early estimate have said 14 million people could lose their insurance in their first year.
00:00:38
And so for those hospitals that's a huge loss of revenue.>> The Denver Health Medical Center, which serves many uninsured or Medicaid covered patients, has the busiest trauma center in Colorado. The Medicaid expansion under Obama helped them to turn a profit and invest in new services. But now they have been forced to hold off on over $70 million worth of projects, including new clinics.
00:01:00
In Prince George's County, Maryland, which borders Washington, officials have decided to move forward with a new medical center, but with added financial risk as many of their population, also depend on Medicaid.>> Hospitals need to be able to predict what their future sources of revenue are going to be, and what sort of money they'll have a couple of years out.
00:01:19
They can't really move forward without knowing that. And so not knowing how many people could lose insurance, not knowing how this repeal and replace is going to play out. Either way, it's going to be a huge, huge change to the healthcare system. It's really unsettling for hospitals that wanna be able to continue improving care for their patients.
00:01:39
>> The GOP health bill, is expected to see a House floor vote on Thursday.