Thursday, October 10, 2013

Delaware Non-Profit Hospitals Net Assets Up 69% Under Obama and the Affordable Care Act

From a review of the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA), I found two Non-Profit Hospital Organizations headquartered in the State of Delaware with Net Assets at the most recent date reported of more than $400 mil each.  Below here are the Net Assets of these two at both the most recent reported date and also at the beginning of the Obama Administration:

2008 2008 Obama

or or ACA

Most Recent
2009 2009 and

Recent Balance
FYE Balance US Fed

Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet Bump
City State Sheet Net
Sheet Net %
Hospital Organization HQs HQs Date Assets
Date Assets Change

mil $s

mil $s

Christiana Care Health Services Wilmington DE Mar 13     1,452
Jun 09        881 65%
BayHealth Medical Center Dover DE Mar 13        499
Jun 09        276 81%

Total of both


     1,157 69%

As you can see from the above chart, the Total Net Assets of these two Delaware Non-Profit Hospital Organizations increased by a very robust 69% during the Obama Administration.

Christiana Care Health Services generated Total Bottom Line Profits (Excess of Revenues over Expenses) of $603 mil in the most recent 3.75 years through June 2013, which was a very high 12.0% of its Total Revenues over the same time period.  This 12.0% Bottom Line Profit Margin is much higher than the 9.6% Combined Bottom Line Profit Margin of the 30 prestigious Dow Industrial companies.

Very positively impacting this major increase in the Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these hospitals were actions taken by both the Obama Administration and the US Fed to strengthen the US Financial Foundation which was severely damaged from the financial meltdown in late 2008.

In addition, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has also played a key role in this increase in Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these Non-Profit Hospital Organizations.

A remarkable thing is that these robust increases in Net Assets of these Non-Profit Hospital Organizations occurred when these Non-Profit Hospitals were also able to substantially bend down the Total US Health Care Cost Curve in each of the most recent three years.

With future Non-Profit Hospital Organizations' Hospital Operating Income being bolstered by both many of the Uninsured getting insurance and by the many of the Underinsured getting much better insurance, both under the ACA,  future Net Asset growth of these Non-Profit Hospital Organizations should be very robust.  And for States electing to expand Medicaid, this future Net Asset growth will be exceptionally robust.