We recognize that some patients may be uninsured, not have adequate insurance or lack the resources to pay for health care. Honoring our mission and commitment to the community, we participate in government-sponsored programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, HUSKY, CHAMPUS and Tricare. During the year, Yale New Haven Health provided services for 563,814 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $312.1 million. In addition, Yale New Haven Health provided free or charity healthcare services at a loss of $273.2 million.
In total, we provided $598.8 million in subsidized care and patient care programs that served 673,775 persons. In addition, our five hospitals provided $279.6 million in Medicare shortfalls and bad debt.