I just hope that those lost costs don't all get passed on to the uninsured.
They will. Hospitals claim they need their ridiculous 200%-300% profit margins (insured people pay about
30% profits in comparison) to offset the cost of treating the uninsured and covering their malpractice insurance. They use any additional reason available to drive up their prices and profits, which in turn drives up all of our insurance premiums and, ironically, makes even more people end up being uninsured. If people weren't getting charged so much extra unnecessary money for hospital treatment many more people would be able to afford to actually pay the hospital instead of file for bankruptcy, and the hospitals wouldn't have to cry about
how much money they "lose" from uninsured patients not paying.
I was otherwise very glad to read that insurance carriers aren't going to pay for illnesses and injuries that are the fault of the hospital. Maybe it'll at least motivate more hospitals to do a better job of dispensing the correct medications and not leaving items inside people and not giving everyone a catheter "just in case" and so on ;)