Changes to healthcare bring added stress to hospital administrators
Some hospital administrators in Minnesota say health care reform's looming changes are causing some sleepless nights.
Imagine trying to run a business where lives are at stake, costs are rising, and revenues aren't keeping up -- all in the middle of a severe recession. Then, Congress changes the rules you've worked by for decades but hasn't spelled out what those new regulations will look like.
Tim Rice runs Lakewood Health System, a small hospital in Staples, Minn. with 25 beds. He said health reform was like a big rock perched on a cliff. People talked about it for decades but Congress never pushed the rock over the edge -- until now.
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