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Bill pushes for state takeover of Maryland hospitals

Washington Post, February 8, 2008
Frustrated that leaders in Prince George County, MD, have no solution for their hospital system's financial troubles, the county's legislative delegation have introduced a bill that would transfer ownership of the system to a state authority. The takeover is designed to help stabilize the hospital system, which is includes of Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, Laurel Regional Hospital, and the Bowie Health Campus. The system has been losing money for years, in part because many of the 180,000 patients it treats each year are uninsured.