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Healthcare

BRIEF-Fitch says Medicaid expansion may benefit some U.S. non-profit hospitals

April 13 (Reuters) - Fitch:

* Nonprofit hospitals in some U.S. states could see fiscal benefit if legislatures expand Medicaid under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

* Nonprofit hospitals in all U.S. states will have to contend with additional stresses in coming years whether or not states decide to expand Medicaid

* Says also expect U.S. nonprofit hospital margins to be pressured when shift to value-based/risk-based contracts accelerates Source text for Eikon:

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