dsh payments http://kbia.org en Obama's proposed delay in cuts could cool off MO medicaid expansion debate http://kbia.org/post/obamas-proposed-delay-cuts-could-cool-mo-medicaid-expansion-debate <p></p><p>In his proposed budget, President Barack Obama wants to delay cuts to federal payments to hospitals, keeping the payments intact for an extra year. That could affect the debate over expanding Medicaid in Missouri.</p><p>Through what’s called the disproportionate share hospital payments or DSH payments, the federal government gives money to hospitals that provide a lot of free care to patients who are uninsured and can’t afford services. The Affordable Care Act, though, includes significant cuts to DSH payments. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:58:01 +0000 Harum Helmy 31930 at http://kbia.org Obama's proposed delay in cuts could cool off MO medicaid expansion debate