|mil $s||mil $s|
|Sanford Health||Sioux Falls||SD||Mar 14||1,975||Jun 09||1,242||59%|
|Avera Health||Sioux Falls||SD||Dec 13||1,402||Jun 09||675||108%|
|Regional Health||Rapid City||SD||Dec 13||625||Jun 09||326||92%|
|Total all 3||4,002||2,243||78%|
As you can see from the above chart, the Total Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these 3 South Dakota Non-Profit Hospital Organizations increased by an exceptional 78% to $4.002 bil during their average 4.58 years so far of the Obama Administration.
The lowest percentage increase of the 3 was a very robust 59%.
Very positively impacting this major increase in the Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these 3 South Dakota 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 3 South Dakota Non-Profit Hospital Organizations.
A remarkable thing is that these robust increases in Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these Non-Profit Hospital Organizations occurred when these Non-Profit Hospitals were also playing very instrumental roles in the substantial annual percentage growth reduction of Total US Health Care Costs which occurred in each of the most recent three years under the ACA.
With such substantial Net Asset percentage increases of these 3 South Dakota Hospitals, a key beneficiary of this will be South Dakota citizens electing to buy health insurance on the Health Insurance Exchange. This exceptional Net Asset growth gives these South Dakota Hospitals the financial flexibility to moderate their pricing for hospital procedures in their negotiations with health insurance companies which ultimately determines what insurance premium prices are set at by health insurance companies on the Health Insurance Exchange.