Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nebraska Non-Profit Hospitals Net Assets Up 26% Under Obama and the Affordable Care Act

From a review of the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA), I found 5 Non-Profit Hospital Organizations headquartered in the State of Nebraska with Net Assets at the most recent date reported of more than $400 mil each.  Below here are the Net Assets of these 5 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

Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE Jun 13        593
Jun 09        470 26%
Bryan Medical Center Lincoln NE Feb 13        477
May 09        383 25%
Immanuel Health Systems Omaha NE Jun 13        460
Jun 09        415 11%
Clarkson Regional Health Services Omaha NE Jun 13        448
Jun 09        343 31%
Nebraska Methodist Health System Omaha NE  Jun 13         435
Dec 08        300 45%

Total all 5


    1,911 26%

As you can see from the above chart, the Total Net Assets of these 5 Nebraska Non-Profit Hospital Organizations increased by 26% during the Obama Administration.

Very positively impacting this major increase in the Net Assets (Financial Strength) of all 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.