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What Perry's Stance on Medicaid Expansion Means to Texas Hospitals

Expanding Medicaid in the Lone Star State threatens it with "financial ruin," says Governor Rick Perry in a letter to Kathleen Sebelius. But hospital leaders, footing large bills for uncompensated care, see the move as a double whammy. They've already agreed to cuts in disproportionate share hospital payments in exchange for an expanded Medicaid program.

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