Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) Chief Executive Alan Miller believes state lawmakers who oppose the U.S. health-care overhaul law's Medicaid expansion will eventually yield to political pressure, which would help his company and other hospital operators.The expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor is one of two main conduits--along with planned insurance marketplaces called exchanges--aimed at covering roughly 30 million more Americans combined under the health law. This expansion has investors excited, sending shares of Universal Health and other publicly traded hospitals up sharply this year, because it should mean more paying customers.However, there are still questions about how this expansion will unfold, in part because it's still unclear whether some states with large uninsured populations, such as Texas, will ultimately sign on for Medicaid growth amid political opposition.Universal Health founder Mr. Miller suggested they'll have to, however, for fear of turning dow...
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