Obamacare has not reduced the amount of free care that Wisconsin hospitals give to those in need. The state’s Hospital Association says it gave 190-million dollars of free care last year, ten-million more than in 2015. The group’s C-E-O, Eric Borgerding, says the Affordable Care Act has expanded coverage for thousands of Wisconsinites — but people still fall through the cracks when they lose their jobs, get seriously ill, or require emergency care they cannot afford. Medicaid only pays hospitals two thirds of the cost of caring for its clients — while Medicare covers 78-percent of treatment costs for seniors. As a result, critics say those with private insurance help pay for those patients — and the Hospital Association said the total shortfalls for government payments were more than two-point-seven billion dollars last year.