Monday, March 17, 2014

Vermont Fletcher Allen Health Care Non-Profit Hospital Net Assets Up 99% Under Obama and the Affordable Care Act

From a review of the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA), I found one Non-Profit Hospital Organization headquartered in the State of Vermont with Net Assets (i.e. Financial Strength or Total Assets minus Total Liabilities) at the most recent date reported of more than $400 mil.  Below here are the Net Assets of this Hospital at both the most recent reported date and also at the Fiscal Year End (FYE) closest to the beginning of the Obama Administration:

FYE Balance Net

Balance Sheet Assets

Most Recent
Sheet Net %

Recent Balance
Date Assets Change

Balance Sheet
Beginning Beginning During
City State Sheet Net
Obama Obama Obama
Hospital Organization HQs HQs Date Assets
Admin Admin Admin

mil $s

mil $s

Fletcher Allen Health Care Burlington VT Dec 13         679
Sep 09           341 99%

As you can see from the above chart, the Total Net Assets (Financial Strength) of Fletcher Allen Health Care increased by a spectacular 99% during its 4.25 years of the Obama Administration.  And just in the past 6 months, this Net Asset growth increased substantially from 83% to 99%.

Very positively impacting this major increase in the Net Assets (Financial Strength) of Fletcher Allen Health Care 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 Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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 a substantial Net Asset percentage increase of Fletcher Allen Health Care, a key beneficiary of this will be Vermont citizens electing to buy health insurance on the Health Insurance Exchange.  This spectacular Net Asset growth gives Fletcher Allen Health Care 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.