|Ascension Health||Edmundson||MO||Jun 14||18,975||Jun 09||8,275||129%|
|BJC Healthcare||St Louis||MO||Jun 14||5,399||Dec 08||2,705||100%|
|Mercy Health||Chesterfield||MO||Jun 14||3,370||Jun 09||2,118||59%|
|SSM Health Care||St Louis||MO||Jun 14||2,083||Dec 08||933||123%|
|St Luke's Health System||Kansas City||MO||Jun 14||1,134||Dec 08||703||61%|
|Children's Mercy Hospitals||Kansas City||MO||Jun 14||1,082||Jun 09||668||62%|
|CoxHealth||Springfield||MO||Jun 14||696||Sep 09||456||53%|
|University Missouri Health Care||Columbia||MO||Jun 14||580||Jun 09||365||59%|
|North Kansas City Hospital||Kansas City||MO||Sep 13||556||Jun 09||452||23%|
|Saint Francis Medical Center||Cape Girardeau||MO||Jun 14||523||Jun 09||274||91%|
|Heartland Regional Medical Center||St Joseph||MO||Jun 14||486||Jun 09||214||127%|
|Total all 11||34,884||17,163||103%|
As you can see from the above chart, the Total Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these 11 Missouri Non-Profit Hospital Organizations increased by a phenomenal 103% to a massive $34.884 bil so far during the Obama Administration, driven by huge Ascension Health's Net Asset Increase of $10.7 bil or up 129%.
Very positively impacting this spectacular increase in the Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these 11 Missouri Hospital Organizations 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 very robust increase in Net Assets (Financial Strength) of these 11 Missouri Non-Profit Hospital Organizations.
A remarkable thing is that these very 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 very impressive Net Asset percentage increases of these 11 Missouri Hospitals, a key beneficiary of this has been and will continue to be Missouri citizens electing to buy health insurance on the Health Insurance Exchange. And since the giant Ascension Health, which has increased its Net Assets by $10.7 bil or by 129% during the Obama Administration, has Hospitals located all over the US, citizens in many US States electing to buy health insurance on the Health Insurance Exchange will also be key beneficiaries. This strong Net Asset growth gives these Missouri 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.